Nice boat to throw away. Any way you cut it.
Once you light off that EPIRB
, folks, and the USCG rescue
swimmer arrives from the helo, you are probably going to abandon your ride. They don't make house calls/boat calls to hold your hand or give you advice or new sails
. They come out to rescue
human bodies, not boats.
Personally, I ain't leaving my ride (or lighting
off the EPIRBs) until I have to swim up to the light. But that's me. YMMV.
(And we been in some nasty, scary $#!+, just like most of you.)