Get-Home Backup For Offshore Motorboats—Part 2, The Options

Artnautica LRC 58 "Broadsword" fitted with a get-home sail that proved unsuccessful. © Dennis Harjamaa

In Part 1 I revisited the efficient offshore motorboat that I have been writing about for a couple of years and discussed two alternatives to a motorboat with get-home backup before concluding that neither was a solution.

So now let's look at get-home options:

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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