I met the Sailing La Vagabonde couple at their berth on Westhaven. They weren't there during the day, so I came back after dark on my old dinghy, and had had one of the most excruciatingly awkward conversations of my life. Then my engine wouldn't start so I had to paddle away with my hands (didn't have oars, rowlocks were broken). My mate Craig also met them in Tonga after they'd had a fight (they weren't talking to each other at the time).
@neftaly it's very unseamanlike to not have oars! that was Salvador Alvarenga's mistake!