At 01:10 this morning safety officer Sally Garrett was contacted by the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ to inform her that one of the EPIRBS on the yacht VAMOS has been activated.

The frequency of the yellowbrick tracker was increased and the RAYC safety plan intiated.

After viewing the tracker for a period of time it was ruled as a false alarm.

The EPIRB activated was a salt water activation version, from safety inspections we know that these were stored in the cockpit lockers. VAMOS confirmed that they are all well at the 06:15 sched.


Boat caption Ben Costello owes RAYC safety officer Sally Garrett a beer!