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post #54 of Old 11-10-2009
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Wow! Dangerous waters ahead but here goes anyway. I love Lattitude 38 and read it every month. I am also a Baja Ha Ha vet (2006). I also know the publisher of Lat 38 and I know the skipper of the J-Boat that went down. I also enjoy and appreciate Sailnet. Bottom line is I filter what I read in both cases and make up my own mind. Finally I have learned after 60 years of living that taking things personal only works when the attack is real and not just an opinion. The Ha Ha is great event with a huge amount of energy applied by Lattitude 38 towards the safety and education of many first time cruisers. Are there beach parties - of course - and they are a ton of fun. Do some sailors get out of line according to the standards of other sailors - yes. Is this encouraged by the Latitude 38 - no way. I look forward to the extended interview with the J-Boat skipper in the December issue of Latitude for what I can learn just as I read Sailnet for what I can learn.

Craig Alger
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