Alexander Dobbs replied to Leon T's topic in Sailing AnarchyI mean, he did make it around the world non-stop via the capes so I'd say the design has some serious merit as an blue water ocean going vessel. I don't think Jerome would ever want that to be said about the W32. I know he absolutely loves that boat, design and the community/history that comes with it. If I had to guess about the quote based upon speaking with him during his trip I believe the Southern Ocean and Cape Horn was just a bit more than he expected. I think he experienced some incredibly scary and dangerous conditions (as saw by the life lost during the VOR) and it was just incredibly dangerous to be out there, by himself, in a boat of that size.