From there, the Fiji navy would gather them but it was a day's sailing from major Fiji islands.Messages from the yacht's crew to relatives at about 2am said the vessel's backstay was broken, affecting the yacht's ability to sail, the Air Force said.Also aboard, was the unofficial mayor of Cuba St, Roger Young, who co-owns Fidel's Cafe, as well as Havana bar, around the corner.Young's business partner Potti Wagstaff confirmed the pair were aboard the stricken yacht along with the boat's owner Peter Mc Lean, well known in the Picton and Wellington yachting communities, as well as Mc Lean's son.
In 2013, he sailed home to Eastbourne in Wellington with plans for a romantic day with his wife, and inadvertently beached his boat."It's a love story, really," he said afterwards."I went home to have breakfast with the wife ...and breakfast turned into lunch."By the time he returned to his 47-foot yacht, Nameless, it was high and dry where he had anchored it in Mahina Bay.Women in China prefer to date men who earn twice or thrice as much as themselves, a new survey by a Chinese dating website has revealed.The crew were fine but the yacht was badly damaged, a spokesman said.A life raft was used to get the crew to the reef, where there was a small settlement.