Then why did TNZ pretend they were more seaworthy? They don’t need to be, this is formula 1 on the water (literally now), they tried to pitch them as much better than the cats for this reason, which was not even close to true. Still needs big support crews, and now they need a $2M speciality support boat.Drama much? All types of boats can get flattened or worse under bare poles in a squall. I found myself on a Corsair under bare pole in sustained 35 knots (gusting higher) once (after reefing etc, it was still too much sail, so we ended up taking everything down. not an easy task) and even with just the profiled mast alone it was a handful.