I’m re-publishing this story that I wrote in summer of 2017 because of the interest the individual post has continued to generate monthly. I’m hoping that the Coombes are happy and healthy in England with no regrets on their decisions. But if there are regrets, perhaps they might think about giving it another go? I’m not sure any of us could prepare for a rudder loss in the middle of the Atlantic and none of us should armchair quarterback their decisions. Regardless, the 2017 hurricane season would have mixed up the seas in the Caribbean to the point where finding the boat (Dove II) might be impossible. Click the links, reading the original story and subsequent stories I’ve written.