Ryan read my description of our passage–my first, his sixth or seventh–and said I way over exaggerated the drama. “But I told a good story!” I protested. Here is what he has to say about it:
There is nothing about this boat that is poorly maintained or ill-equipped. Things do happen when out sailing — even to well found vessels. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not realistic. This was one of the best passages I have ever done. The weather was mostly good and we sailed practically the whole thing on one tack. It got a little windy at times but the boat handled it beautifully. It was a great passage.
P.S. I also think it was a great passage.