So, does anyone no the story? I understand the crew were experienced sailors, so something unusual must of happened.[/QUOTE]
The story goes like this.
, aware of approaching front. jogging along with sheets
eased awaiting said front to pass. It was dark and a little cold so the very experienced crew put in place a very sound plan based on their vast experience.
As it was dinner time they decided it was fine to put off reefing the sails
for a while and just ease sheets
a little more, all retire to the Great Dining Hall, and sit down for a spiffing good meal. As everyone knows you can't possibly function on an empty stomach.
Then the most unbelievable thing happens, how were they to know. The front they were awaiting arrives, complete with a few embedded meteorlogical thingies often found in frontal systems .
They couldn't hear, or feel its approach over the sounds of Bach or the warmth from the Great Halls climate control system, from their superior vantage point around the highly polished dining table.
You gotta feel for them. It could have happened to anyone.