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post #68 of Old 05-11-2013
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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

It is an elective event , the AC. If I were forced to work in unsafe conditions your line of argument would have merit. But at least here, in New England, I'm not forced to do anything except pay taxes. These sailors are not forced either. They are pursuing something unique and frankly amazing. Human beings die by the thousands every day engaged in nothing more than sitting around waiting for food. Wouldn't you rather go out as the test pilot of the fastest sailboat on the planet? Of course no one wants to die, or get hurt, but someone smarter than us created adrenaline. Why not use it.

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