George David's RAMBLER100 capsized and the crew being rescued by the Baltimore RNLI lifeboat
© Calro Borlenghi /Rolex
Two quotes from the great C. A. Marchaj have just popped into my brain. "To be seaworthy, a vessel must be able to defend herself against the incursion and peril of the sea." and "A competitive approach to sailing: above all, speed. Relatively small, overcanvassed and overpowered boats, suffering notorious lack of stability, dominate the contemporary racing scene."
Via Pressure Drop.