Monday, March 22, 2010

A call for help-

A dear old friend, Paul Van Rensburg is lost at sea. Literally. His 11 meter yacht is missing after leaving Tauranga, New Zealand, sailing alone into rough weather on March 12. A 10 day search for the craft has turned up nothing, but it's possible he's run ashore on a small island or is in the lifeboat. Paul is a lifelong sailor, and if anyone can survive, he can. Please put him in your thoughts and prayers. And if you have any connections to any organization in New Zealand that can help with rescue or would like to donate to the rescue fund, please contact me at
A website for information about this situation and rescue is here.

and a facebook fan page for updates is here.


kendalee said...

Oh my goodness! How scary. My youngest brother sails and has done several transatlantic crossings in what to me seem like thimbles. I so admire their spirit and their skill... I'll keep your friend (and you) in my thoughts and hope he'll be found soon!

Teresa said...

Thinking of your friend Christine.
So so sorry to hear this worrisome news.
Good thoughts and prayers being sent your way.


I'm sorry to hear this...
thoughts & prayers also going out to his family & friends, amen~

Christina said...

i will keep him in my prayers.

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