In the December 2012 edition of Yachting World, in an article entitled ‘The Man Who Didn’t Want To Be Rescued’, it was incorrectly stated that Tristram Cokes, the current owner of the yacht Orinoco Flo which featured in the story, had served time for cocaine smuggling. We now know that this was untrue and we unreservedly apologise for this mistake. We also unreservedly apologise to Mr Cokes and for any damage this may have caused to his reputation.