Originally Posted by Roger Long
It's the first thing that will go in my pocket if I see water over the floorboards.
There were three things of that category: Satellite phone; Spot; Epirb. None went off. I know people have mentioned that there's a chance the EPIRB malfunctioned (or not used as the boat is still afloat). However when you combine three things they didnt ALL malfunction. The only limiting factors to their use, as far as I can see, is that they could not be used. And one would think only a very fast catastrophe happened.
I know nothing about hogging on boats, nor wooden boats and have only sailed the Tasman sea where it laps up against Australia, so all I can think is that massive waves (They said 8 meters = 26 feet), not rogue waves as a breaking 26 footer is all it needs, and maybe assisted by even a minimum of hogging or other age related structural deficiency picked up in an 80 year hard racing life.