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Re: You DO NOT want to be living on a sailboat during a Hurricane
This extract from a BBC website:
Haiyan - equivalent to a category five hurricane - is now heading towards Vietnam and southern China.
The storm made landfall on the Philippines shortly before dawn, bringing gusts that reached 379 km/h (235 mph), waves as high as 15m (45ft) and up to 400mm (15.75 inches) of rain in places.
Nobody rides out a storm like that at sea or in an anchorage for that matter. That is a nudge over 200 knots.
One has to understand that a CAT 5 hurricane is any wind speed over 135 knots
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