TD, the Perrry designed Norseman cutter was the "Destiny" and it pitchpoled whilst running during the 1994 Pacific storm. Both crew were taken off safely, however the skipper had a broken femur.
The yacht that disappeared with trace was "Quartermaster" a Whiting 40, a NZ designed and built yacht.
The books Rescue in the Pacific and The 1994 Pacific Storm Survey have all the details. PM me if you want specific info.
I stand corrected but you realise of course that showing up one of the moderating gods is likely to get you banned for life....
. When will you people learn that we are never wrong, its just that sometimes the facts are presented in a way that differs from reality.
No, thanks for that. Don't need the details unless you want to post for interest's sake. I really just wanted to give an illustration of a boat disappearing without trace when faced with overwhelming conditions. Being a bit of a dill, I got the boat wrong. Ah me.
To save Ilenart the trouble , here is a link.
Quartermaster did in fact set off her EPIRB, so they had that much warning. Nonetheless, no trace of the boat was ever found , other than an empty liferaft and the EPIRB.
I think we just have to accept that Blessed Be suffered a fate that was as unfortunate as it was both unpredictable and unpreventable.
btw...for those of you who don't know about it, give this a read. Its worth it.