British sailor rescued after being knocked out in Southern Ocean storm

Ship saves British sailor after storm in Southern Ocean

Ship saves British sailor after storm in Southern Ocean

Susie Goodall, 29, was sailing solo in an around-the-world race when her yacht flipped over and was dismasted two days ago 2,000 miles from Cape Horn.

A British sailor left injured and adrift in the Pacific when her boat was damaged in a storm was enjoying a "very good hot drink" yesterday after she was rescued by a cargo ship.

Hours later, she tweeted her delight that she had been rescued, writing: "ON THE SHIP!" In a message to race officials at 1115 GMT (5:15 a.m. EST), she confirmed that she had sighted the Tian Fu and that sea swells were up to 4 meters (13 feet) high.

But that was only the beginning of her troubles Friday.

Goodall was the youngest entrant and the only woman in the Golden Globe competition that began in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France, on July 1. They are trying to sail roughly 48,300 kilometres alone, non-stop and without outside assistance before returning to the same French port.