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Re: Wow... Bernard Stamm's Open 60 "breaks in half" in the Western Approaches...
Well that would mean these guys were taking responsibility for there own actions. But this was not an organized race but a delivery back home from a race. Seems like there should be a lifetime limit to the number of times you can call on the Coast Guard, I think Bernard has reached his limit! Next time he should be billed.
That poses the question to know if in what regards sailing activities were a rescue is more probable, like offshore long distance racing, should not be a mandatory collective insurance regarding rescue costs. Certainly the cost of that divided to all would not be too high and it would keep things straight, I mean the risk takers would pay for their safety and not all tax payers.
Risk takers paying for their safety should be the right principle. The alternative is to regulate what is acceptable in terms of risks regarding a rescue. I prefer the first alternative.
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