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This is interesting:

"It was a dark and stormy night," Cann said of the conditions in the waters off Port Ludlow Saturday evening.

At about 6:30 p.m., the crew of the Fairhaven-based Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin heard a distress call from a sailboat that was taking on water about 5 miles from shore. The 34-foot sailboat's sails wouldn't come down, and the boat was being battered by waves up to 5 feet high and 40 mph winds.

A father and his two young sons were on board, as well as two other men, and the boat wasn't going to make it to shore."

.Fairhaven crew aids in Coast Guard rescue of storm-battered sailboat | State | The News Tribune

What were they doing out in the night in stormy weather in a 34ft boat?

Why young kids have been taken for what should be known as hazardous conditions?

Why a crew of three male adults could not reef a 34ft boat or taken the sails down?

What kind of boat was this and what kind of rigging had in what regards sails and reefs?
 
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