Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Austria, near Vienna
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Thank you, Georgiegirl,
I am happy to hear that you had a benefit out of participation in a similar project.
We should check the mentioned Ocean Youth Trust, and I´ll do it soon for sure, but I doubt that they will really be interested in cooperation. Once an organisation like this has been successfully established their leaders are usually not willing to overtake safety- and quality regulations of another organisation like ours. It´s a pity, because our experience in this field could probably protect children who will participate in similar projects in the future. We started 1994 in a country at war (Croatia) and had to face a huge amount of various risks, but never any child was harmed due to exact these mentioned safety and quality standards. Just spend a few minutes and have a look at this thread about the tragedy of a similar project:
Heart of Sailing fatal accident
The victims could still be alive, if the organizers had followed our rules.
I hope to find some sailors who want to try out our recipe doing a pilot project with 1-2 boats and maybe later on want to engage in building up.
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