Non-Emergency Boat Watch for SV Tally Ho!
Update: Departure date corrected to October 13, 2019 by USCG.
On 24 Oct 2019, the USCG Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) Boston has asked for the assistance of Boat Watch in locating a 28′ sloop on a passage from Fire Island, New York, possibly stopping in Bermuda, with a final destination of Yost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.
The singlehanded sailor, 72-year-old Peter Farrell departed Fire Island, NY on 13 Oct 2019 and did not call relatives from Bermuda. It is quite possible he decided to bypass Bermuda in favor of heading straight to the British Virgin Islands. His intended ETA in Jost Van Dyke is November 3 or 4, 2019. Farrell is very familiar with the area and has written a book on Foxy.
The SV TALLO HO! is described as a 28-foot sloop, dark blue hull with red sails. It is believed there is only a VHF radio onboard, no HF radio, Sat phone, or satellite tracking device. There is an EPIRB aboard and a 6 person life raft. She is 30 feet on deck, with a 6 foot bowsprit and a bumkin. Tally Ho! Is a1931 Atkin cutter.
Anyone who has knowledge of Peter Farrell and/or the S/V TALLY HO! is requested to contact Boat Watch or USCG.
In the meanwhile, this watch will be broadcast on the SSCA HF Radio Net KPK as a Non-Emergency Boat Watch. The net is on the air daily at 0815 hrs Eastern Time or 1215 hrs UTC on marine SSB frequency 8.104.