Nov 8, 2006
Steve Ravussin, sailing the Orange trimaran in the Route du Rhum race, survived a wild capsize in 35 knots of wind and short, steep seas 600 miles northwest of the Azores. Ravussin was able to set off his 406 EPIRB and was rescued by the Russian tanker Okhta Bridge. The boat is still afloat and its rescue beacon is still transmitting allowing authorities to track the derelictâs position. Read more about Ravussinâs rescue here.