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So I was at the bookstore today and came across this book.

A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an Incredible Rescue: Michael J. Tougias: 9781451683332: Amazon.com: [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@51PQvAcD3qL

It was a story of a 44-foot Beneteau sailboat with a crew of 3 who were sailing from Florida to the Azores. They checked weather forecasts before the trip and all looked good. They get a few hundred miles offshore and weather begins deteriorating. Though the weather forecasts all say the same....just winds of 35 knots expected. Within hours an unforecasted monster storm starts and all hell starts breaking loose. The winds go to 50 knots, then 70 knots, and finally 90 knots. The seas were first around 20 feet, then 30 feet, 50 feet, and finally 80 foot mountainous waves. The boat gets knocked down countless times. The crew sustains injuries. Then on one of those 80 foot waves the boat ends up mast down in the water. The boat begins sinking. The crew gets the liferaft out and sets off the emergency beacon. They finally all do get rescued. But the storm did sink other boats and killed a number of sailors.

Here's the full story -

Death?s Door by Doug Campbell

s/v Sean Seamour II ? the final log entry
 
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