QUEBEC-RESEARCH-L ArchivesArchiver > QUEBEC-RESEARCH > 2005-02 > 1109109938
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 17:05:38 EST
Up the Creek Without a Paddle or a Clue
LONDON, England - A 56-year-old amateur sailor should serious-
ly consider finding a new pastime after being rescued for an
11th time by British coastguards. It was reported that Eric
Abbott beached his homemade boat off the north coast of Wales
as he tried to sail across the Irish Sea from Anglesey.
Abbott, who was rescued just two days earlier when he tried
to navigate the boat's course with a road map, has agreed to
take navigation lessons after the bailouts that have cost
more than $82,550.