What led to the sinking of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy?

“‘We knew there was weather out there,’ says Doug Faunt, the ship’s unofficial white-haired curmudgeon. ‘But we also respected Robin’s knowledge a great deal. We had a plan, and we were ready.’

“That plan, as Walbridge explained it, was to sail due east, wait for Sandy to turn toward land, and then push the vessel into the storm’s southeast quadrant, where hurricane winds are usually weakest. Why he so quickly abandoned that idea once at sea remains a mystery.”