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At least it was day time. And it turned out well in this case.
After reading about the Fastnet and Hobart disasters - the idea of losing someone overboard at night, then hearing them call out while you drift away from them would be seriously devastating.
I suspect that part of the extra time was due to the fact that the COB was not able to help much due to the cold (also maybe the reason for the second person in the water...which I've heard is standard Clipper race procedure).
BTW - in addition to remaining clipped in, should he have been on the low side as well?