Valiente...never would I choose that if I could get to land in time.
In one case you risk your boat...in the other you risk your life and the risk is not small.
Ask Gainer....he's been there!!
True, but I guess that depends on the land and my confidence in my own seamanship.
I didn't mean "tough it out on a lee shore", but more along the lines of "get out of the zone if you have 48 hours warning". A roll of the dice, of course, but were I in the mangrove swamps of Belize, going to sea might preserve both life and boat better than the land option...