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Episode Info: A few weeks ago the crew of the Tanda Malaika crashed onto a reef near the southern tip of Huahine in the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The family of six was rescued by helicopter and their 46-foot Leopard sailing catamaran was a total loss. Indeed, they are required to pay to tow their wrecked boat out to sea. Linus, Janna, and Sophie met the Tanda Malaika crew days before the wreck in Papeete, Tahiti. Linus Wilson talks to the skipper and dad Dan Govatos about the accident. Subscribe to the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast on Stitcher and iTunes! Linus outlines three decisions that he believed contributed to the wreck. They should not have tried to enter an unfamiliar harbor at night. In daylight they could have seen the breakers. An overly optimistic sailing plan ran late, and Mr. Govatos did [...]Read more »

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