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I can't hear what he was saying. But he looked pretty calm and able to make a video. I assume he was under-control. It is a good that he did not lose his rudder in the rush hours NY harbor without a radio.

It is not good to lose a rudder in off shore situation, but you will have plenty of time to rig up something to help you to seek safe harbor. :)
 

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Well, a few years ago, I was sailing a Jeaneau SO 37. In the middle of tack, to avoid the barge coming from aft at port, the steering cable broke. I missed the barge by 10 yards as I used the jib to turned the boat around.

After that I used a18 inches long emergency tiller to steer. After that, I don't even I had time to pee in the next 8 hours to bring her back to home port. Let alone taking video for my adventure. :D

He must be very good.
 
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