Good article on observed weather conditions in the tragic Chicago- Mac race at http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Chicago-Mackinac-Race-100-Knots-and-Off-the-Clock/86145
What is most interesting to me is that the boats decided to "run off" rather than reef in hopes that the storm would be over quickly. As a cruiser who has been caught in thunderstorms that last 30 minutes or more I honestly don't understand this as a strategy. It would appear that guessing wrong can kill you.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Kanchanaburi, Thailand Roger & XO/Reboot/USA60493/Doc US 1046300 Fair winds and following seas 😊
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