The problem with heaving to or lying ahull is it leaves you vulnerable to rogue waves. When dragging warps or a drogue
, the boat is not subject to broadside impact of a breaking wave that can roll a boat. When the boat is sailing, the crew can react to a wave so the boat doesn't take it broadside.
Dynamic stability or otherwise has nothing to do with the gyroscopic effect of a bicycle's wheels.
With the fine bows and fat butts of these boats, question how they need to be handled in survival situations. If they run before the storm dragging a drogue
, will have to be very careful that the boat doesn't accelerate too fast down the face of the wave, bury the bow, broach and roll. Like Moitessier in Joshua, they may need to be sailed down the waves surfing at an angle. Exciting sailing that will require extreme concentration and skill by the helmsman.