I hope this is in the right area, if not could an admin please move it to the right forum.
I've noticed a lot of talk about pirate attacks and attacks on sailors. What's unclear from all of these incidents is the variables that would allow a particular yacht to make informed decisions.
I think if there's anything almost all of the members here will agree on is that no 2 boats are the same. This lead me to think that there might be something in the types of yachts that are targeted.
Are bigger yachts more likely to be a target? What about older vs newer?
My logic is that if a pirate spots us sailing along on Taleisin they would think "Those people can't even afford a new or bigger boat
, can't be much worth our time on there". I realise that this might be flawed thinking, but is there any where to collect data on this and put some statistics together.
This information might not be useful but I think it would be interesting at least to people other than myself.