San Diego Sail and Power Squadron

Sydney Hobart race of 1998.

In the last of our series of horrifying ways to sail the ocean (I promised we would cheer up by the end of the week!) I present to you the Sydney Hobart race of 1998. Similar to Fastnet, the race went ahead, and the storms came in. Over and over again, we can see that one of the advantages to cruising, rather than racing, is the ability to watch your weather window. However, freak storms do happen and anyone on the ocean needs to have multiple strategies for dealing with them.

Stay safe, keep learning,

Tanya Weimer
San Diego Sail and Power Squadron