Bounty, featured in the Marlon Brando movie Mutiny on the Bounty, sank during
Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The captain and a crewmember perished in the accident
but the Coast Guard performed harrowing helicopter rescues to save the other
fourteen sailors. Tougias will use slides of the storm, the survivors, and the
rescue to make this "an edge-of-your seat" visual program.
The story begins on Oct. 25, 2012 when
Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the HMS Bounty from
New London, CT to St. Petersburg, FL. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane
was forecast to come up the Eastern seaboard. He explained to his crew of 15
that the ship would fare better at sea than at port, and that he thought he
could sail "around the hurricane."
told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave
the ship and there would be no hard feelings. No one took the captain up on his
offer, and this decision would have fatal consequences. Four days into the
voyage Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the Bounty. The captain
issued a Mayday explaining that the vessel's pumps could not keep up with the
A few hours later, in the
dark of night, the vessel suddenly heeled over, sending the crew tumbling into
the ocean filled with crashing thirty foot waves. Some were swept far from the
ship, others found themselves tangled in the rigging, while others were trapped
below the surface by the masts and spreaders.
Yacht Club Winter Regatta Sat., Feb. 14, 2015 NOR and EF
and Family Sail Days on Sugden's Lake Avalon "GCSC's Sugden Sailing Sundays" Sun., Feb 22; Sun.,
Mar.22 GCSC's Learn to Sail on Sugden's
Lake Avalon Special 5 Days over 5 Weeks Course RSVP and details contact Bob Diamond: ViceCommodore@GulfCoastSailingClub.org
Try out Sugden's One
Design Rental Fleet of Bauer 10s!
Key West to Naples Regatta ['The Return from Bone Island' Naples Yacht Club, May 18-19,
Naples to Key West
Regatta Naples Sailing
& Yacht Club [May 14-17, 2014] OVERALL WINNER of the Perpetual Trophy which resides at The Naples
SAILING & Yacht Club: ROGER HORTON on WICKED WICKED
WAYS! Results Photos Here from Dragon Fly Plus
Naples Mega Sailing Event GCSC's 38th SWFL Regatta Porsche
of Naples Cup March 28-30,
2014 Porsche of Naples Cup Regatta fulfilled its promises to be one of
SWFLs best regattas with top notch sailors competing in the challenging
and brisk Gulf waters off Naples. Peter
Schutz, former CEO of Porsche, and Brian MacInnes of Oracle Team USA
Americas Cup Group highlighted two sold out dinners hosted by Naples
Sailing and Yacht Club and the Naples Yacht Club.
Wrapped up season end of
February. The team of 7 participated in 3 regattas: Sarasota, Miami, and St.
Pete. We have six veterans looking for more teammates starting in Sept. Several
members of the team are also active in the Florida Laser circuit.
If there are sailing teens from NHS out there
who have been Optimized out with nowhere to go ... this is the program for
them. Contact TK@GulfCoastSailingClub.org
January Weekend Sailings Meet at
GP Marker 12:45 Sat./Sun. Boomerang Races [Boomerang Sailboat Races: everyone takes off the same time, sails
away from GP 1 hour and returns. First one back gets to go home
or on water: channel 16 then to 72 "Boomerang Race Committee"]