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Re: Interesting Sailboats
Since er are talking about Delphia, have a look at a Delphia 40 atempting and managing to do an entry on a Port in very difficult conditions:
In my opinion this is bad seamanship and it should not be attempted even if that represents to stay uncomfortably on the sea for more hours. In Portugal there are a lot of sailors (mostly foreigners) that have died attempting this.
They were able to maintain directional stability surfing that wave, but it is not an easy thing and sometimes it is just impossible. If the boat start going sideways there is no helm that can put the boat straight again. I used to do surf in a somewhat heavy canoe and I know what I am talking about.
Look at these guys, they were not so lucky, but even so they had plenty luck not going straight to the rocks:
and what to say about these guys?