Originally Posted by Neo
Scary. And that was a relatively slow motion roll. Imagine the momentum of a real rollover and how it would have thrown bodies around the cabin with much greater force.
Thanks for the link.
That was much more controlled, and the rigging
was already down. Imagine coming up after that, probably injured, to find the rig all over the place.
I can see why the crews of those Fastnet racers no longer viewed their sailboat as the safest place to be. They would have had no control whatsoever of the boat. Below would not be safe, the cockpit
a shambles, and they would probably end up taking those waves abeam, and roll again.
Just because the boat didn't sink doesn't mean the people were likely to survive. With that mangled rig you wouldn't dare stay topside, but the cabin would have been horrendous in a second roll.