Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria
More than likely, either that or his lifevest, neither are suitable for swimming, but you'd think over the course of 3 hours you'd be able to at least propel yourself roughly in the right direction. I wonder how far from his boat he ended up.
If I remeber this correct it was 3m = 10 feet waves.
He was only 300 m away from the RIB, he found that to be able to swim back he would have had to let air out of his PFD (he did not).
He was put back on his RIB, but abandoned his planned trip and went for the nearest port.