NASSAU, Bahamas –

 Police in the Bahamas are looking for a 72-year-old Canadian whose sailboat was found ransacked and abandoned off the island of Grand Bahama.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force is distributing flyers of the missing John William Batchelor of Ontario. Spokeswoman Loretta Mackey said Monday that police at are still treating his disappearance as a missing persons case.
Police boarded Batchelor's 30-foot sailboat last week after it had been sitting for several days with no sign of the owner. The boat appeared to have been ransacked but there was no one on board but a malnourished dog. The dinghy was attached but a swim ladder was down.




This is how we remember John and Dingo


Hanging on a line away from docs and marinas independant and free

At anchor on my mooring Waupoos

John and I often discussed the risks of single handed cruising and it is waith a san heart I assume knowing the man this was an untimely end not of his making.

Chanace of having another beer and spitrited discussion I suspect very low.

What I ask is that those who knew and cared for them assist in rescuing Dingo who I will give a home.

Hanging in the yard

I presenet her some of my John Bachelor memories:

The Joy B, John and Dingo

We are in Belleville. Tied up on the west wall Meyers Pier. Good weather so far. Still trying to verify crew for the locks passage. We are going to Kingston tomorrow. Two of us. Other boat is an Albin Vega. Guy new to cruising. He is a good learner. Dingo says woof.





John achelor during 2008 Waupoos refit


The last time I saw John was the night before he set off south this year. The Joy B was tied up at Meyers Pier Belleville.

Joy B, John and Dingo John returns to boat Joy B and John Joy B, John and Dingo
It was very nice to do the Bon Voyage.
Tequila party wahoo..
Got home with all my clothes on.

Joy B, John and Dingo


John BachelorJohn B

Dingo at playDingo

DingoSpring opening



rebuilding his transmissionSail repair  in the backyard

Dingo fetch


dinghy build

building the dinghybuilding the dinghy


building the dinghy







Fair Winds Old Friend


News on Dingo:

Pictures from a wonderful man who rescued him and took the booy in.

Dingo when foundDingo after rescue

Dingo Jan 29

Hi Robin,

I am Nathan Moody the Director of Operations at the OLD BAHAMA BAY RESORT

I am also a volunteer with BASRA for 4 years, I was the first one on scene to John's boat.

I rushed Dingo to the Vet that day he was very malnourished and dehydrated. He also has sevral deeps cuts on his hind legs. after three day on a IV he was able to keep food down, 1k later he was able to be release from the vet. He is now living at my home with my other Potcake ZIGGY.

please feel free to call me for any info that i can help with.

i have attached pictures of Dingo please let me know if you find family members or friends who would like to provide Dingo with a loving home. He will be treat with love and care he until.