How many Star boat sailors have been helo lifted back to shore? I always managed to sail my star back to the dock after breaking shit, no CG was required.
Do we know? Did the boat fail or did the helmsman on watch allow the boat to go through an uncontrolled gybe in changing and severe weather weather?I don't get it. The boat failed in the forecast and expected conditions yet they boldly claim they would go do it again in the same conditions. Think they may have drunk the GB cool aid?
Until someone credible puts a stake in the ground on why or how the rig failed we do not know. One thing interesting. One of the most respected yacht designers alive post very early on the thread. Then nothing from the experienced and educated on yacht design. I can take you out on a Star Boat and break a rig in seconds. Does that mean all Star Boats are deeply flawed?
That would be crew versus boat. If you broke the rig in the Star near Rainmaker that day you would need a helo the the ability to climb the net onto the ship. This thread bunches up the command, crew, passengers, and boat all on the same shitpile. Each one makes the responsibility and outcome distinctively different.