Beryl and Miles Smeeton with their daughter, Clio and their pets board Tzu Hang. Credit: Clio Smeeton

Miles Smeeton and his wife, Beryl were cruising trailblazers. Their daughter Clio recalls a lifetime of sailing with her parents and in her own boats

Swimmer descends to the liferaft in breaking waves; two casualties were still in the storm-battered sea after the yacht sunk. Credit: Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

Bruce Goodwin's ocean crossing with friends was nearing an end when they encountered a storm; the liferaft was lost, the yacht sank. Skipper Stuart Pedersen tragically died just as he…

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