In my own ignorant opinion these two people, especially him, aren’t showing enough respect for the most powerful and terrifying element on the earth.
I just sent this to my son, who is in final training for his crew aboard S/V Lucky, preparing to sail their self-built (teak/oak/mahogany) 72-foot schooner from Khao Lak Thailand to Georgetown, SC via the IO, Cape of Goos Hope, and across the Atlantic. He’s got a crew of 10, with a goodly amount of experience at sea. He’s been over in Phu Ket since the Tsunami, building fishing boats (10-meter “Longtails”) for the fishermen who got wiped out in the Tsunami.
> a two man crew going out like this is foolish...
Tis a dream of many a sailor. May she learn the sea quickly.