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Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
Sometimes, even the best or most experienced can get it wrong, in the North Atlantic late in the season. We just saw a pretty clear example of that 2 weeks ago, after all... Your refusal to recognize that, your persistence in placing blame or responsibility on entities other than on the individual skippers and crews who undertook their voyages, and your call for "regulation", is sadly misguided, in my view - and seriously undermines the proper notion that offshore sailors themselves are the only ones to be held accountable for their actions...
The bolded part is exactly right. And as York so eloquently implied, an organization that is encouraging people to head into that at that time of year should probably make an effort to "meet the standards recently suggested by the USCG or US Sailing for West Coast racing"...especially if, as you illustrate, the participants are not the best and most experienced sailors.

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