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Looking for the Freedom 33 Wairua

"Our friend Dereck Vance here in Kerikeri, New Zealand, has not heard from his son Andrew and wife Megan for nearly one month and understandably he is curious to know where they may be," write Michel and Jane Deridder. "Usually they check in by email or voice several times a week.

"Andrew and Meagan are sailing Wairua, their 33-ft Freedom ketch, which is a somewhat unusual unstayed cat rig. She flies a New Zealand flag.

"When last heard from, they were going paddling up a river in southern Costa Rica, after which they were going to continue down to Bahia Drake in Panama."

Dereck would like to know if anybody has seen Wairua, and if so, have them email him here.

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