A 21-year-old British crew member has been evacuated from a Tall Ship in the South Atlantic in order to receive medical treatment for a pre-existing condition.
The Jubilee Sailing Trust, organiser of the Norton Rose Sail the World Challenge, has announced that the male crew member has been transferred ashore to Tristan da Cunha from the 55-metre ship Lord Nelson.
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Strange, that they arranged the meet where they did. 17 miles in the open ocean, even in the middle of their summer, is not something one does for amusement. As the old people on my island say, "The pier should not go to the boat."