Big difference between cold water lakes and warm water bays in the heat and humidity down south. I've gotten heat-stroke during a summertime regatta on Mobile Bay having to wear a SI mandatory PFD, and jumping in the warm water was no relief.
Wing, there's a big diff between wearing a PFD in windy cold SF Bay, and on the Gulf Coast where it's humid hot and usually light air.
There's also a big difference between racing 72' foiling cats at 40 knots, and a 25' 4knsb.
NASCAR requires an extensive roll cage, on-board fire suppression...
I know that guy. A mutual friend told me they intentionally heeled the boat over to get under the power lines, knowing that they would end up hitting the bridge. Sacrificing boat to avoid electrocution. Pretty cool headed, he's very experienced.
I've ridden out severe squalls in Lasers and Sunfish doing similar. Intentionally capsize in the blasts. Hold on to the CB, keeping enough pressure to keep from turtling, but not so much as to right the boat. If need be, right the boat in a lull and sail for more searoom.
Even a boat that size with IB isn't going to make headway into the wind in that wind and chop. No headway = no steerage. No chance of a Cat22 with an outboard doing so. Anchor not likely to hold, unless it's a really big one. Riding it out downwind the correct call, if there's enough searoom...