Originally Posted by chef2sail
You dont know that. What kind of info did Colombus or Shakleton get, Hillary get. How about those guys who race those vessels sailing around the world in the Roaring Fourties around Cape Horn with 40 ft seas////are they reckless. Do they stop when the conditions get worst and think about killing the rest of the crew? Hell no the put the pedal to the metal. They stop for nothing.
Dont tell me those boats are really made to stand the weather they encounter. They are Carbon fiber/ Kevlar flyers
Even Open 60, that are massively seaworthy boats evade really bad weather when they think their safety is at risk. Last edition of vendee globe some that have find ahead really bad weather have taken shelter behind land before the worse of the storm passed them. And if I remember well it was not an Hurricane but 60K winds.
And what has Colombus to do with it? At that time do you know what was the average rate of success from a voyage from Lisbon to Goa and back? Do you think those safety parameters are adequate today? Do you think that if they had available weather information, like Bounty did, they would sail to nasty weather instead of waiting it to go away?