Hope you enjoyed reading the story of guest blogger Hal Weidner's encounter with Hurricane Cleo in mid-Atlantic in 1958, in which he narrowly escaped with his life and lost the good sailing vessel So Long to the ocean depths.
Slammed by Hurricane Cleo - Part 1
Slammed by Hurricane Cleo - Part 2
Slammed by Hurricane Cleo - Part 3
Now I know less than nothing about ocean sailing. But I know some of my readers do, such as Edward who has just completed a Serious Ocean Going Race to Hawaii. Hal has suggested the question. "What would you have done differently?"
But as I suspect few of you were crossing oceans in 1958, let me suggest another slightly different question....
What would be different if you attempted the same voyage in 2008? In particular what technologies would you be using that would have headed off the disaster that Hal experienced or would have allowed you to cope with it better?