Three family members were barely able to escape with their lives after they lost their boat in a series of storms on their way to Hawaii fro Mexico. They were fairly new to sailing and this was their first trip across an ocean. What strikes me about this story is that nobody sails to Hawaii in the winter when storms are marching across the Pacific. Summer is the correct time and when the trade winds blow, the sailing can be magical. See vid.
Read the story of the rescue here.