1.29 knots ...I hope he brought a lot of reading material. It makes me wonder how he factored out windage? How would he know how much the wind
pushed him along towards his destination
? Liferafts will drift faster than 1.29 knots in a good blow.
I doubt all that additional surface area is going to add a knot
to your already relatively fast sailboat. I would think all that additional surface area would kill what nice boat
speed you did have.