The British sailor was about 2,000 miles west of South America on Wednesday when a brutal storm hit his boat with 60 knot winches. Goodall, the only woman and the youngest competitor of the Golden Globe Race, was knocked down and injured in the storm.
A cargo ship leaving China for Argentina was diverted to rescue the 29-year-old. It was still dark when it arrived ahead of schedule on Friday, but Goodall could see the 38,000-ton boat on the headlights, officials said.
The Maritime Rescue Coordination Center of Chile (MRCC) tweeted a picture of Goodall's rescue, showing her being lifted into the ship by a crane.
The organizers previously said that the plan to rescue them was complicated. Originally, it was planned to drive her yacht next to the ship before she docked at one of the ship's cranes and was lifted out.
The skipper also suffered physically from the ordeal. The race representatives said in a statement that she was resting in her bunk and "could hold some water."
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