We had been sailing that same area in the recent weeks and had experienced the same rough weather. Fortunately Skimpy is designed to deal with these conditions and we passed through safely albeit bumpily. It certainly makes me think though, things can go wrong very quickly.
I'm grateful to all the wonderful people that I've sailed with, we rely on each other to survive. I'm grateful to my strong little ship Skimpy, she always keeps her head up regardless of the conditions. I'm grateful to the weather, though I've been tested by storms a number of times I've never been in anything I couldn't handle. If Nature truly wanted me sunk there would be no competition.