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Re: Another sailboat lost on the Atlantic.
The woman, also from the UK, had little sailing experience
This is just unbelievable. I can see inexperienced folks on a day-sail with family or friends, but when 2 of you cross an ocean, some minimum skill is essential. For example... let go off all sheets to take power of the sails and drift, for a start.
It is understandable, when alone, to lose sight of anyone overboard since you have to handle the boat to accomplish a rescue.
Still, why this lack of skill, in the first place?