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Re: Sailors rescued 900 miles off shore..

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
After reading the above HWS books (and several others) - and after following several stories about rescues, and even writing about a few, the common denominator seems to be the sailor(s).

The sailor that has absolutely no intention of leaving that boat usually figures out a way to make it through. The boats fail far less often than the sailor.
That was clearly demonstrated in the Fastnet disaster - a number of abandoned boats were later found afloat - even some where sailors had died during the abandonment.

That word usually in your post is significant though - the penalty for failure is.....
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