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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
THE SHIP AND THE STORM is a riveting read, highly recommended...

Some may recall that the Caribbean 1500 rally wound up getting hammered pretty good that year, as well... 2 boats were abandoned, fortunately without any loss of life... But, the historical unpredictability of storms like Lenny, Mitch, Wilma, and now Sandy, really highlights the risks of making the passage from the east coast to the islands, while ANYTHING of a tropical nature might be brewing in the Western Caribbean... Mitch literally came back from the dead, to take a shot at the fleet of boats headed to the islands that fall. Charlie Doane's account of how the rally fleet dealt with the remnants of Mitch is a worthwhile read, as well:

HEAVY-WEATHER SAILING: Remembering Hurricane Mitch
Thanks for posting, also a great reading.


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