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You have any idea how far away you get from and MOB at 18 knots its over 30' per second
I doubt they were making that speed after their broach and dousing the chute.... but yeah, you still put some boat lengths between you pretty quick.
In fact, the MOB procedure we were taught in my sailing lessons started off by reaching 20 boat lengths before turning around.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27