Well, we do not have more info but what we have is pretty interesting.
A sail coming lose maybe, but likely not - running under jib
alone all other sails
are nicely tied down. If they are not they get washed away so nobody risks this.
Second wave hitting just after the first one is pretty often just so - two or three of the nasty ones come then it is quiet for a long time. So the second one does not make me wonder. And the wave remaining 10' upside down also not surprise, but a big surprise she got rolled 180 degs sort of "too easily".
It is strange the boat
broached (I believe it did) - probably they went to slow and lost
it. But not coming back immediately rare on Class 40 - there is a huge righting moment stil at 90 degs - ultra long keel
with plenty of lead at its tip. So it is strange. I think this would not happen in normal racing
conditions, I believe the boat
could be underpowered and simply going too slow, which is a cardinal sin in any ULDB.
Not having an escape hatch
in the stern is sort of like beyond my reach, I thought all Class 40, Open 60 etc. have them, but apparently I was wrong.
It was a big storm but nothing a Class 40 cannot take in the run, so just such a big shame they lost
her. A lesson to all.