I have no opinion on the topic but have one question...
When has the Hobart (aka Sydney to Hobart Race) ever had a postponed start. Maybe it should have all those years ago...
Indeed, epic races all. All sailed with boats built for the test. Our boats in Socal are light air rockets, many are approaching their 30th lap around the sun. Fastnet, Hobart and Bermuda have all postponed starts, as has the Volvo on many legs when conditions called for prudence.
I was there in 2013 when things went pear shaped quickly. We had a fire and a near grounding on a lee shore.
Three boats lost rudders.
One boat grounded on San Clemente and Craig Williams died.
He left a young daughter and a wife pregnant with their second child.
Hoorah on your bravado!