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post #109 of Old 05-13-2013
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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

Originally Posted by c. breeze View Post
How can you seriously talk about the abandonment of safety when you have all kinds of mandatory PPE I use by AC crews? As well as PPE which may or may not be discretionary- such as air tanks to allow 3 -4 minutes breathing underwater?

This is called risk mitigation- there are many ways to conduct a risk assessment- and then to mitigate excessive risk, in order to bring it back into the realm of acceptability.

keep the boats appearance a bit less commercial.
One article says he was held down 10 minutes. Maybe they need 20 minutes air- 2x SF.

The freakin ad is what paid for the boat. If you don't like the ad, pony up the money your self.

People do not have to die to push the limit. If you know the equipment sucks- fix it.
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