UPDATE: June 19, 2020

Cruisers in Marina Horta have advised Captain Yann Guerin’s S/V Cap du Gard has exploded and caught on fire. He has been airlifted to a hospital in Lisbon suffering from severe burns. Please keep him in your prayers. 

Update: June 17, 2020

Good news from friends of Captain Yann Guerin. He has arrived safely in Horta aboard SV Cap du Gard after a 3,000 miles passage singlehanded presumedly non stop from Jamaica.

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UPDATE: June 4, 2020

The news received from his friend Martin Smyth: The last news about him, he was in Kingston and all was OK with his boat, french embassy…. He was ready to go the May 15. The person who follow him in France, estimate he is somewhere between Bermudas islands and Azores. But currently, the winds are not with him. So, we are waiting for his news on or about June 15. That’s all I can tell you now.


Boatwatch has been asked to issue a NON-EMERGENCY Boat Watch for the SV Cap du Gard. The vessel is a fiberglass sloop, approximately 36′ in length, with a singlehanded French captain named YANN GUERIN.

He was last known to be at Panamarina, Panama, and may have set sail for Horta, Azores. However after 11 days at sea, he sailed into Kingston, Jamaica, very short on food, water, and a broken self steering rod. It is believed he had the steering rod repaired in Jamaica. He may have departed Jamaica on 15 May 2020, but this has not been confirmed.

His friends, Martin Smyth and Mary Solomon are worried about him and asked Boatwatch.org to issue this NON-EMERGENCY Boat Watch. If anyone has any information regarding Captain YANN GUERIN and the S/V Cap du Gard, please contact Martin Smyth at tinsmyth@gmail.com and Mary Solomon at solomonmary134@gmail.com and Glenn@Boatwatch.org.

Below are photographs of Captain YANN GUERIN and his vessel Cap du Gard:

Thank you,
Glenn & Eddie Tuttle