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post #339 of Old 05-23-2013
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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

I think it's accepted that people will die in high speed events because the level of risk involved is plainly visible. When a sailing accident like Artemis happens it "should not have caused death" because it is not perceived as something that is life threatening. When a race car driver dies everyone shrugs shoulders and says 'it happens'. When it happens in a sailing event it just is not viewed as taking risks that could result in a death despite the fact that they are pushing the limits of their craft and are surrounded by water.
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