British sailor Goodall brought to Chilean shore after rescue
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — British sailor Susie Goodall is back on dry land after being rescued by a cargo ship in the southern Pacific Ocean where her boat capsized during a solo round-the-world race.
Goodall arrived Friday to the Chilean southern city of Punta Arenas, where she was met by her mother and brother. The family smiled and hugged before they joined her in an ambulance for a medical checkup in the port city, which is located about 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) from Santiago. Goodall declined to speak to journalists.
The 29-year-old was the youngest entrant and the only woman in the Golden Globe competition that began July 1 in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France. A violent storm ripped off her mast and flung her yacht end over end on Dec. 5.
Race officials were in regular radio contact with Goodall, who was 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) west of Cape Horn near the southern tip of South America when the storm occurred. She was rescued two days later by the Tian Fu, a cargo vessel from China.