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    how it went down

    It doesn't always happen. I was on a delivery off the Dry Tortugas when a skipper/owner refused to respond to parachute flares. Never sailed with him again. Fortunately heard later that someone else in the area did respond and effected a rescue. Pywacket deserves all the praise they are getting for making the sacrifice they did. They are world class sailors and usually win what they set out to race. They are capable and willing to do what not many others will or can. They are the uncontested heroes of Transpac 2019.
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    What cloth for a Code Zero Jib?

    I have a triradial drifter (made by Quantum) on a soft continuous-line furler what is about 140%. Good to less than 10 knots true. Not being held by the forestay, it doesn't go to weather much above a few (6? maybe) knots of wind. This seems similar to what you are describing.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    You misunderstood so broadly that scarcely any specificity would help.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    My understanding is that Rimas made it to Sausalito, California last night.Impressive.