Originally Posted by miatapaul
Seems to me the "wise" decision would have been to not go out. They saw exactly what the weather forecast said it was going to be like.
The video said the forecast was for 20-25 out of the South. Not necessarily hunker-down-in-port conditions for every boat and crew. They seemed in control the whole time. I think it was more that they didn't want to sail for 47 hours in those conditions, which were worse than they had anticipated via the forecast and visually looking at the entrance.