Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New England USA
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Yikes, I know it''s dangerous, but an ounce of prevention... That''s why it''s called a Preventer.
Whenever running before the wind I ALWAYS rig a preventer when cruising and there will be people about the boat between the mast and the traveler. Accedental gybes happen, especially in following seas.
It''s a bit lazy to not rig one, so I would blame your charter''s crew for their lack of attention to detail.