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Old 12-14-2010
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Just the other day I spoke to someone who was in the rally with Rule 62. According to him, Rule 62 had at least two very seasick people aboard. The fleet surgeon advised them to tough it out and continue on to Tortola. The captain apparently decided otherwise and was trying to make port in the Bahamas to get the two ashore. I believe the captain was one of the two afflicted with mal de mer, which doesn't bode well for good decision-making at the inlet.

I also understand that Laura was at least partly handicapped by having limited use of one arm.
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