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post #22 of Old 09-11-2009
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Originally Posted by theartfuldodger View Post
Now that they are nearing the finish all the negative comments and thoughts are being pushed to the side. All I can say is that they were very fortunate that things went well. This has left me wondering was I being an out of step individual and a regular stick in the mud.
Like everything else on a boat, and life, it's all a judgment call.
I hope would all agree that at one extreme if we put our six year old in a optimist after a summers instruction and dropped her off at Catalina island, programmed her Colorado for her and told her she would win a pony if she sailed to Santa Barbara that would be criminal.
On the other extreme we have 25 year olds at the peak of their physical strength after intensive training that man coast guard cutters. Less than 10 years older than Jessica.

Would our 6 year old make it. Maybe. Should it be done, absolutely not. Will someone try it, sadly, probably unless a law is passed.
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