Originally Posted by boatman61
Having sailed through that area a coupla 3 times I know from experience one can get some pretty big standing waves.. and I am talking 4metres plus..
That is absolutly true. And being so far offshore
is not a bad idea in the area of the Outer Banks
, considering the Cape effect on wind
and the shallow waters closer to shore.
What surprise me is the fact that this large sailboat was so feable in front of this not unmanageable weather
. I would have expected more from this kind of boat
. And it is not the only one. In fact what is so scary is the regularity of this kind of misfortune in bad weather
for modern, cheap
big production sailboats...