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Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
This statement is disproved by the fact that the first two crews didn't have any problems, which you agree they must have had, had they been sailing upwind.

The description of the incident mentions that they were all very lucky and had downwind runs in both directions.

Sometimes wind changes direction, I guess. Whoda thunk?
Whoda thunk?

I am not saying that most of the sailing was not downwind, they say it was, but when someone charters a boat it is normal to try the boat (to see how it sails) and that includes to take a look at the upwind performance. We are talking about three different charter crews and it is almost impossible that any of them had not tried to go upwind, in any given moment.

As I have said, they only got away with it because it was a boat with lots of initial stability (form stability) and because the wind was weak.


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many people who charter will get a sailboat and motor it like a power boat due to the fact a sailboat costs about half that of similar sized power boat and they will power it and have no idea how to raise sails let alone actually know that there is a stability issue.
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