Since 2013 we’ve experienced sailing through a storm on four occasions. One of our worst was crossing the Bermuda Triangle. I managed to capture some of our worst trip ever on video. The first is our preparations and the lead up to leaving Bermuda and the second video includes over 15 horrifying squalls, how we coped with a knock-down, 60+ knots of wind, what we broke and how we felt after the troublesome trip.
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Sailing Through A Storm – Video 1
Sailing Through A Storm – Video 2
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My accounts start out as follows:
Our sailing through a storm voyage or should I put, instead, sailing through horrifying squalls on the Atlantic voyage? My body tightened into a ball even though I was still upright. The saloon was tossed dramatically over to the left. With a couple of red night-lights painting the scene I witnessed latched doors open, previously secured items fly through the air, and buckets of water hit the top and sides of the boat. Was it rain or was it the sea? Probably both.
When the lightning lit up the skies I could see the tops of massive whitecaps being blown horizontal in the wind.
As I listened to our crew member, Ryan, yell from the cockpit, “48…52…55…59… and coming from the northwest,” I quickly deduced that he was assisting Simon with the local on-the-spot weather report. Unfortunately, our local weather wasn’t anything like the forecast. Read the full story here: Sailing Bermuda To USA
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