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Perhaps it was just a close call, but close enough for them to leap over.. who knows though... lots of conjecture. It's just a very strange set of circumstances. Forget the engine running, but having food actually on the table?

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hows that for a scenario?

one guy prepares food, then goes topside to announce dinner.
one of the guys gets up from his sunny spot, slips and gets over board. the other two guys jump after him without looking for the other, each thinking the other will bring the boat about.
the sail might gotten damaged afterwards.
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Couldn't the dingy in the pic be that of the authorities who arrived on the scene?
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I think you may be on to something TEA-REX, allthough I would much rather continue the tanned babes going to Fiji theory.

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Well - it looks like all our speculations are pointing towards the rapid confused MOB situation when all 3 men somehow end up in the water.

The torn sail could have happened any other time afterwards.

However... if the seas were only "windier" , as the article describes them, is that enough to tare that sail to bits? Could be a really old worn out sail, but it looks like a fairly new boat.

It's true You don't need rough weather to have an MOB. I once had an MOB just at the dock when my friend slipped and went head first underneath the lifelines into the freezing water, he was unconscious, and it took 4 people to get him out...
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>I'm also highly doubtful that it was rough conditions that did it. Most people don't prepare a meal and set a table for rough conditions sailing. Also, I doubt they would have just left a meal sitting out if they were going to the aid of another boat, even if it was Kacper's highly unlikely boat of naked women. <

1. What is this the S.S.Martha Stewart? Setting the table?...open can, insert spoon, lunch is served, done.
2. Typical, shrimp on the barby, giant cans of Fosters, sailboats full of naked women?...Damn Auzzies have it all!

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seriously, hope all are OK.
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Couldn't the dingy in the pic be that of the authorities who arrived on the scene?
Unlikely, as it appears to be hanging from the davits.. the people boarding the boat would probably not put their dinghy up in the davits.

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1. What is this the S.S.Martha Stewart? Setting the table?...open can, insert spoon, lunch is served, done.
2. Typical, shrimp on the barby, giant cans of Fosters, sailboats full of naked women?...Damn Auzzies have it all!
Yes, setting the table is quite unusual on a monohull, as the table wouldn't stay set for long, much less keep the food on it...unless the table was gimballed...which I haven't ever seen. On a larger multihull, setting the table, and sitting down to eat like civilized people is not all that an unusual occurrence—which says a lot about monohull sailors...

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It's definitely a ghost ship, look at the larger photo that Kacper posted...there's a skull in the torn jib, a sure sign of something eerie going on
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Couldn't the dingy in the pic be that of the authorities who arrived on the scene?

The photo was taken from the rescue helicopter, a diver was dropped in the sea he swam to the boat and crawled up the transom. It was all put on the TV here in Oz

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