Originally Posted by peterchech
Ehhh, not sure about this on my end...
However I know plenty of men, older and younger, who would do bone headed things like this without thinking twice (a few are actually friends who I am contemplating buying a life insurance policy on), the type who know all there is to know about pretty much everything. The type who tell you that if they hit a little squall they don't need reef points they can just start the motor and get away from that lee shore, and besides they are good swimmers even without PFD's
Wasn't saying there aren't dumb risk takers out there. And anyway, as noted, this story seems to have more to it.
Forgetting all the oddities of this story, I was simply responding to the blanket statement that it is "unusual" for wife to sail the boat home while husband takes the car. That just does not raise any red flags for me, but again, maybe it's an age thing.