Tragedy has unfortunately followed Wine-Dark Sea further into 2019. As many of you may be aware Wine-Dark Sea was involved in a fatal sailing accident on Sunday night of the October long weekend (6/7 October).
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write that person was Hugh Lachlan Macready. Hugh was an experienced cruiser that Sarah and I met through mutual friends and a love of cruising. Hugh and his wife, Kate, cruised for two years through South-East Asia and were one of Sarah and I’s inspirations for our 2017 adventure. Amongst other things Hugh was also a great humanitarian, having worked with the UN using his telecommunications expertise to re-establish communications networks in disaster affected areas of the world.
Hugh is survived by his wife Kate and his two young sons, Owen and Laurie. The Wine-Dark Sea family’s condolences go out to them.
The rest of the crew, Peter, Stuart, Claudia and Zac, are receiving counselling following what was a traumatic rescue effort.
Wine-Dark Sea was injured in the accident but will return to active duty in due course.