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Re: Another yacht abandoned, 450 NM SE of Cape Cod

Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Well, let's just say Steve Black seemed to have very different ideas regarding safety than you and your SDR pals.
Hmmm, I wouldn't be so sure about that...

Before he started the 1500, Steve was renowned as a singlehanded sailor... 3 times he crossed the Atlantic solo, in addition to Bermuda 1-2s and a long involvement with the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society... Therefore, he did a LOT of sailing in contravention of COLREGS Rule #5, so I think it might be safe to say that his approach to Safety at Sea was somewhat 'flexible', at least... :-)

However, as one who has done a fair bit of solo sailing myself, I have a hunch Steve would be in full agreement with me, that it is the individual skipper - and he alone - who is ultimately responsible for the safe preparation and execution of any voyage he might choose to undertake...
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