"You DO NOT want to be living on a sailboat during a Hurricane"This is what happened to a house during the Philippines typhoon....
New video shows typhoon wave washing away house - YouTube
Could you imagine what that wave would've done to a boat?
From what I gather from reading the posts on this forum, most on here won't even sail in the "nudge" between the 200 knots you mentioned and the 235 of the article. I read they may update the Beaufort Scale as they did the Fujita, to accommodate these larger storms.This extract from a BBC website:
Haiyan - equivalent to a category five hurricane - is now heading towards Vietnam and southern China.
The storm made landfall on the Philippines shortly before dawn, bringing gusts that reached 379 km/h (235 mph), waves as high as 15m (45ft) and up to 400mm (15.75 inches) of rain in places.
Nobody rides out a storm like that at sea or in an anchorage for that matter. That is a nudge over 200 knots.
One has to understand that a CAT 5 hurricane is any wind speed over 135 knots
We have been having storms like this for hundreds of years. Early Spanish records show a hurricane with the same intensity as Katrina, striking the Mississippi gulf Coast in 1792. The reports of the damage it caused, and how far inland the storm surge went, are remarkably similiar to what Katrina did. It took 40 years for the area to come back after that hurricane. A Spanish investigator who arrived in 1793 found all of the Spanish ships aground inland, and nobody around.we keep having monster storms like this.. we are going to need a cat 6
Sorry, just to avoid confusion, the 235 in the article is MPH which is about 200kn.From what I gather from reading the posts on this forum, most on here won't even sail in the "nudge" between the 200 knots you mentioned and the 235 of the article. I read they may update the Beaufort Scale as they did the Fujita, to accommodate these larger storms.