18 Jan 2013

Abandoned yacht towed back to NSW

6:12 am on 18 January 2013

An abandoned yacht has been discovered and brought back to shore three months after a yachtsman was rescued following 16 hours adrift at sea.

Glenn Ey, 44, of Queensland was rescued by NSW Water Police on 17 October last year, some 270 nautical miles off the coast of Sydney.

He had set sail from Pittwater in northern Sydney en route to New Zealand two weeks prior to that. But he ran into trouble when his 11-metre yacht, Streaker, was hit by a large wave.

A fishing boat has found the yacht and towed it to Batemans Bay in New South Wales.