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Re: Sailboat missing off CA coast
Going back to the radio call, it's not necessarily the calmness of his voice that doesn't sit right with me, but the calmness of the transmission overall. There was a gale warning, with seas somewhere between 9 to 20 feet. That would be a pretty rough ride in a 29-foot sailboat. Yet his voice (not his demeanor per se) does not sound like someone trying to keep his balance while the boat is being tossed around and sinking. We only heard one small clip so there's not a whole lot to go by.
Again, I'm not trying to minimize the seriousness of the situation for those people if the call is actually real. Just thinking of what it would be like on that boat in those conditions.
(Also - it is physically exhausting to sail in rough conditions. Add in trying to save your boat from sinking, trying to piece together a makeshift liferaft, trying to secure loose objects in a gale, etc.)
Last edited by Belisana; 02-26-2013 at 12:39 AM.