I don't think anyone was being cruel in anything said. It is a forum, and a subject was brought to the forum. It was discussed, and when you have more than one person you will have more than one opinion most times.
Looking at the video brings to light many things of truth. Mrs. Schoonerdog shares with us that the owners of Panache says 40ft. seas. Never a moment is the hull
of the boat lost
from sight. The boat itself looks very intact, and capable of sailing. I imagine they called at the worst of thier situation, and if the video is the worst. Then heaven forbid them ever leaving the shore again, because that is not uncommon weather.
I feel bad for these people, and especially the child. The child has no say so in life. We need to be prepared to save ourselves. It is becoming way to common to push the easy button. So Paul when you say there are no facts. Then what would you call the video?
I know what big seas look like, and I am sure many here do also. In theory when standing on the roof a 30footer. Your eyes are approximently 10ft. from the surface. I stood at my mast
while sailing, and was looking into the bottom half of waves rounding Point Conception, read 2 years before the mast
. If not closer to the bottom third.
I mean nothing cruel, or vicous in what I type. There needs to be a reality check though, and the sea is not angry. She is completely indifferent to our wants. If you are not prepared to meet her moods then by all means don't go.
We as sailors thrive on the fact that we are self suffecient, and want to be free from the normal. There has to be some honesty in the discussion. Then again if you only want to hear what you want to hear, and for it to be sugar coated. Then it is no longer a discussion.
Once again let me say. I feel bad for this family
, and crew. I wish them no ill will, and that they recover what has been lost
. Everyone has their limit, and we can see this unfortunate family
has met theirs. BEST WISHES to them being happy, and healthy.
Hopefully the forum will choose to be more open minded as long as cruel things are not being said. The forum is armchair sailing. Some with no experience, and some with tons of experience. Heck the forum let Ronnie take a whip to his back for how many pages?..............i2f