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post #11 of Old 10-04-2010
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As a responsible husband and father you would never be in similar conditions in your 30' coastal sailboat. The Concordia was making a passage through known bad weather and got caught in a microburst.

When you say microburst, you may as well think tornado, because that's what the aftereffects of one look like. Microbursts can generate 60-120 MPH of sustained wind force straight down. Few boats can withstand being held down that long without taking on enough water to swamp them.

Be prudent about the weather: don't sail in thunderstorms!
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