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post #34 of Old 10-15-2012
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Re: Woman Missing A warning to Newbies.

Originally Posted by miatapaul View Post
She seemed a bit eccentric to say the least.
Hey, it's England - they define the term.

There have been several similar, albeit less tragic, stories in the British yachting press this year. People with little or no experience buying boats and immediately leaving to sail them home. Ending up on the rocks just outside the harbour, dismasted and engineless within a few miles and so forth. The others I read about were all rescued by that remarkable British RNLI.

When you consider that London lies at the latitude of Prince Rupert or southern Alaska, it might give you some idea of the weather & sailing conditions these people are dealing with so casually.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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