Originally Posted by PCP
Some time the crew gets lucky and the boat don't as any luck with the crew
I see a beach I see a sand bottom, I see an anchor on the boat roller ready to be deployed. Can someone explain why they did not tried to anchor the boat?
I see what you mean Paulo. It almost looks as though he was trying to beach her. And the wind was what, around 20-25? May we assume his engine wasn't working? Even so, if his running rigging and sails still worked (rudder too, that's important), would seem he couldve sailed her away from the beach, maybe without even tacking, on stbd tack. Failing which, you're right, the anchor, set out before he had drifted into the shore break, may well have held her.
Easy for me to say from a dry keyboard and desk I know, but there it is. But from my halting French, I get that "trop puisse" means "too exhausted", which may explain his inability to try to keep her off the shore. Growing up, I heard more than once from my father, "son, the boat's tougher than you are"..