NEWS IN BRIEF

Miss­ing sailor is safe and well

Western Daily Press - - News -

A TOP British sailor who has sailed round the world solo three times but was feared miss­ing at sea has been found safe and well.

Robin Davie, 67, sparked a search and res­cue op­er­a­tion when he was late back to Bri­tain after set­ting off from France on Satur­day, Jan­uary 5.

He is de­scribed as an ex­pe­ri­enced sailor who has suc­cess­fully cir­cum­nav­i­gated the globe three times.

Robin’s brother, Rick, ex­pected him back no later than Tues­day but re­ported him as over­due and an all ships alert is­sued.

Robin was sail­ing back to his home port of Fal­mouth, Corn­wall, in his yacht - a Rustler 36 named C’est La Vie.

But he has now been found.

Dai Jones, Con­troller for HM Coast­guard said: “The skip­per of the yacht ‘C’est la Vie’ has just re­ported that he has heard the broad­cast ac­tion be­ing made by HM Coast­guard and that he is safe and well 25 miles south west of the Isles of Scilly.

“The sailor had been re­ported as over­due by his shore con­tact and the French and British Coast­guard had been try­ing to reach him since.

“Due to the weather con­di­tions, he had to tack fur­ther to the west and it had there­fore taken much longer than he had hoped to reach the Scil­lies.”

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