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News: Sailor Goes Missing

March 26, 2010 by Yachtie
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I just wanted to tell everyone about the website that has been set up to try and find Paul van Rensburg who went missing 14 days ago when sailing from Tauranga to Gisbourne on his 11mtr yacht “Tafadzwa”.

The site is: Lets Find Paul
http://www.letsfindpaul.co.nz/index.html

A friend forwarded an email from someone who met Paul:

“Paul stayed with us in our house in Christchurch last year for a few days with his dog Juanita (who was talented at getting over our fences!).

Paul struck us as a wonderful chap, extremely talented and well experienced with sailing. Through the site you can donate money, time or resources to help assist the private search that is underway for Paul.”

How can a yacht vanish during a short coastal sail? No debris, no squeak from an EPIRB, a fruitless grid search by planes and helicopters, no sign from ocean sweeps by satellites. Read the mystifying account which has left the family and friends of South African Paul Janse Van Rensburg distraught after his disappearance off the New Zealand coast.

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    admin on March 30, 2010

    Here is more recent news:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3532574/Friends-begin-search-for-missing-Tafadzwa-sailor
    The yacht, Tafadzwa, has been found. The sailor, Paul Van Rensburg, was not aboard. A search continues today.

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