Lessons from Evi's plight
Old prior sailor from older sailing family. Always good to hope and pray for our friends, Evi, if you're really gone, thanks for all you did, including teaching my yf more Unix in an hour than I in a lifetime. God Bless.
Working for a large oceangoing business, I'll testify that resources, technology and training are essential to success and survival. Learned as a pre-teen the sea is a harsh and unforgiving place. A 20 to 40 meter sailing vessel is a big investment. Some seas and seasons are higher in risk, the Tasman in southern winter is one.
In my 50 years in communications and navigational technology, the tools have improved and prices gone down. Radios, RADAR, position tracking and reporting were many thousands. Today ask, is my and friends life (lives) worth Sat-phone, Sat-internet, weather data, Sat-position reporting?
I hope not to live to hear any more friends lost at sea. PLEASE, ask your friends to make the small $100 to $700 investments for phone and tracking, the $150 per year subscription, and, stay clear of the worst seas. Benefit from our loss of this friend. It's cheaper than a ticket on a cruise liner.
Likely not hers nor the Masters failure but we can all look back at the losses of others and do better. At least our friends and loved ones can tell what happened.