Originally Posted by clockwork orange
As a supposedly responsible skipper
i would think it would be up to Abby to scuttle the boat before getting off
I doubt it had really sunk in with her at that point that there was no way to salvage
the boat, she may have been thinking in terms of keeping her options open, or maybe it simply the thought of scuttling it didn't occur to her at all. Bear in mind she was bereft of her support crew for advice, and the S&R people would probably not have had time to discuss such niceties with her.
The question is, where now for Wild Eyes? Maybe we should have a poll
on how long she will stay afloat and where she'll end up. My money
is on the boat being wrecked at St Paul Isle by the end of the month (or possibly Amsterdam
Isle shortly thereafter), since she was drifting slowly in that direction and St.Paul Isle was only 170nm away (less than 150nm by now I suspect), and once it gets within a few miles the natural tendency of boats with no-one at the helm
to run aground if at all possible (in accordance with Murphy's Law) will pull it towards the shore like a magnet.
Another possiblility is that it will drift north until siezed by Somalian pirates or hit by the Silver Yang, which will then only have to ram Laura Dekker's Guppy to get the entire set!