VIDEO Storm arrives, crew takes it (too) easy and…

stormWe are in Finland, during the Espoo-Suursaari offshore regatta. A real storm literally suddenly forms right alongside this 40-foot sloop from 1966 by Sparmkan & Stephens: the crew reacts calmly, even too calmly. It ends with the bow torn in two.

On the web, the video literally made a splash and triggered a lot of comments: “Couldn’t they have lowered the mainsail?”, “But didn’t they take it too easy with the storm coming in?”, “Why weren’t any of the crew, in this situation, wearing life jackets?” These are just some of the criticisms posed to the crew.

How would you have dealt with the situation?



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