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Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Thanks TQA. Great write ups. I'm going through them now.

For those of you who poo-poo the notion of "group think" influencing decisions in a rally - decisions that would likely play out otherwise in the case of an individual skipper on his own, this is a telling quote from this blog:

Well at long last there has been a decisive gap in the weather and the fleet has largely chosen to head off south on Wednesday, but along with a few other ‘old heads’ we have opted for a Tuesday morning start as this gets us clear across the Gulf Stream ahead of a big cold front that will bring us 30 to 40 knot winds.
A rally creates a strong psychological influence on individual decisions. And that in itself can elevate risk. No way around it.

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