It is worth a read of all the comments on youtube.
I have only been sailing for about 4 years, and have only been off-shore once, in about 15 + ft seas, for a day and a half. ( in a modern Beneteau
There are many comments critizing the skipper
, and adding what could have been done better, which is all fine and good.
From where I sit though, I think that the man steering
that beautiful hundred year old, 72ft boat likely had alot more skill and experience than most of us (certainly myself), and I think he did a hell of a job. The seas must be somewhere between 30-50ft, as the boat is 72' long.
Many comments on youtube recommend a drogue
, while others point out that you can see a drouge in the video, if you look closely.
Either way, I would say that skipper
knows what he is doing. As someone else pointed out though, it wasn't designed for that type of weather
It is funny
to read all of the comments by people who failed to take the time to read previous comments (on Youtube)!! After it was clearly stated to be a 72' boat, many people judge it to be around 40', and therefore judge the seas accordingly, around 15' or so. Laughable!