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Old 03-28-2013
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Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

Originally Posted by jameswilson29 View Post
There have many posts on SailNet about Island Packets being blue-water boats. I don't get it.
The boat seemed fine to me and it doesn't sound like it was sinking.

Thirty-eight hours later, a Coast Guard helicopter rescued them off Cape Lookout, N.C., amid pounding rain, 55-knot winds, 30-foot waves and the sensation, Southward said, that the ocean was tossing their 15-ton craft, Andante II, "like a cork in a hot tub."
How many boats would you want to be in those conditions in? How many would still be floating?

Sounds like they abandoned to reduce the risk, which wasn't a bad decision, but the fact the boat was still floating, had her rig, and hadn't capsized speaks highly of her, IMO anyway.
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