Re: Wow... Bernard Stamm's Open 60 "breaks in half" in the Western Approaches...
Rather than a lifetime limit on "freebies" the CG should be permitted to examine your state of preparedness and determine from that if you should have to pay.
If you are experienced and on a well found boat but run into problems - that's why they are there.
If you buy a San Juan 24 for $500 and set off across the Pacific - you pay full freight, plus a penalty.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.