Jeff - about the Mac safety record. I sail in S. Lake Mich, so I read and pick up info about our area. I cannot remember the source of my info, but your question promted me to do some searching and I have not been able to find anything that contradicts what I said.
The tri you refer to was from either last year or the year before. The entire crew was rescued.
If someone has some reliable info about my statement, I would like to know as I believed it to be reliable.