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Robert Braeking

Unless the rudder fell off or the boat was dis-masted, there is no reason for a sailboat to require rescue with 20 knots of wind on the stern. I would be interested to know the nature of the disabling. The article, of course, did not delve into that important fact.

Robert Hunkins

Or perhaps their sails shredded, which should not happen in 20kts. I agree, this article provides no insight. The admonition to wear life jackets, etc. is akin to telling people to look both ways before crossing the street, i.e. obvious. Poorly reported article.

Robert Braeking

It sounds like the captain of the sailboat was not a 'marinero' and he panicked. I have entered the Kemah channel under sail with no engine and tied up alongside Jimmy Walker's to call a tow truck for a jump start. That was when the draw bridge was still there.

Gary Miller

Will the rest of this story be told?

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