On October 13, 1983, 23-year-old Tami Oldham Ashcraft opened her eyes for the first time in over a day and was completely disoriented. She was on a boat, which wasn’t unusual for the avid sailor, but there was 3 feet of water below deck and she was bleeding from her head.
That wasn’t the only thing that was alarming. When Tami managed to climb up to the deck, she discovered there was no sail in sight. The only thing she could see was the open ocean in every direction. When she looked closer, the mainmast was missing, as was her sailing partner…