"T Abbey did off shore without any experience but it was a brand new boat."
And by her own words, in her own article about the trip, she said but for the grace of the gods she would have missed her first landfall in Bermuda and probably died at sea, because she didn't really know how to use the sextant. Or something very similar to that. I remember that point from her article very clearly, that it was pure dumb luck she survived the start of the trip, and learned enough to get better at things as she continued on.
Hey, if the guy runs with scissors but has had years of good luck doing so...maybe luck is all he needs.
I wish folks would have reminded him, not to bother the USCG during meals or after regular hours. Hold the mayday calls until 0800 hours, as a simple courtesy.