I've been away a while on this topic, also to watch how it would develop without getting more involved. Now that the outcome is there and the yacht has been lost
a few things to my first post and all the reactions here, especially Kai Nu.
First it has never been an issue from anyone in this forum that they wish the owners Chris and Ann the best and more than that. No one feels any different and assumptions in that respect are simply unjust and disrespectful.
Second, from the beginnig it was clear that the yacht was uninsured and thus makes it part of the topic wheter it is nice or not. Yes, my comment was harsh when I read it again but relevant and you Kai Nu, acting as a schoolteacher were wrong to ban the topic, surely with the outcome now. Now it surely is relevant.
Third the decission to abondon ship can only be assest by the crew on board, and judging from the story Ann made the only possible decision, get rescued.
Her story says it all. She was well prepared, met very bad fortune, did the right thing and yes.... she lost
We wish her well, as her husband and hope that she is not to devestated to see our point of view. I simply cannot affort the loss of my yacht, the reason why I still have full cover insurance
. And that does not take anything away of the grieve for these two sailors. It may for those who make up their mind next time when they travel long ways and stand for the decision wheter to do or not narrow their overall risks.