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I doubt that the guys on the M26 would have ventured out of the harbor w/o the M70 (or some other "mother ship") sailing with them in case of disaster. I certainly wouldn't have in such a boat.
As to the sea state, a couple of the waves looked to be at least 15'. The cameraman (Roger MacGregor, himself, it sounds like) would have been holding the camera a good 6 to 8 feet above the water, and yet the whole M26 disappears, along with a good bit of the mast, for a few moments. As has been alluded to, cameras (movie and still) rarely convey sea state very well. I wonder if 3-D would do the trick?
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