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post #107 of Old 01-27-2010
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Sometimes lucky works just fine. Look, at some point, skill and preparedness no longer factor into the equation. Seriously. Look at the Fastnet and Sydney/Hobart disasters. The guys that went through that freely admitted that they became helpless at some point.

I don't know exactly what she did or didn't do in terms of techniques. But one thing she did brilliantly was shut the boat up and stay inside when things went bonkers. That's one of the main lessons from Fastnet.
Which is great as long as you have open waters ahead of you... She did and did it right for that size vessel. Plus the fact that she isn't screaming "GET ME OUT OF HERE!" Shows her toughness...
I believe that she will suceed in life after she completes this voyage. When there are tough decisions to be made and will not be scrambling for cover or the easy way out...

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