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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
If the weather had really been bad, even if they had food on the table, it probably wouldn't have stayed there... an uncontrolled multihull in a storm will often have quite a bit of vertical motion...and the chances are more than likely that the food would have ended up on the cabin sole.
I haven't gone back and read those articles, but I vaguely remember speculation that they had all gone for a swim while becalmed, and the boat sailed away from them??

It can happen. I once read an account by folks whom this had nearly happened to, mid-ocean. Fortunately, one especially strong swimmer, and a brief lull, got them back aboard.
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