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re: Yacht Evacuated Off Cape Sable Island (Canada)

Why all the consternation about 9 people on a 35 foot boat?

The 35 footer I race on is allowed 10 crew. Assuming 2 were on watch, there were enough bunks below for the remaining 8. The boat was not overloaded or unsafe.

Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168
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