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Question Cruising the World Caravan

Has anyone checked out this website the website for Out to Sea and Overboard - Join 200,000 people as we sail around the world. Sorry it won't let me post the link because I haven't posted enough.

Is this for real and is it even doable?
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Hope they make their route known - then I can get the heck out of their way.
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I wonder about the legitimacy of the organization. The major part of the site system to be the registration system which costs hundreds of dollars. The content of the site is quite limited. Lets see 200,000 people would be 60 to 80 thousand boats. So somewhere in the neighborhood of $21m in fees. Does San Francisco even have moorage and/or anchoring for that many boats?
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I am going cruising to get AWAY from hordes of people, why on earth would anyone want to participate in a huge traffic jam?!?!

No, its not possible. I can not think of a single area that would have enough space for 60,000 boats! Looks like a scam to me.
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If the Panama canal authorities delays a few yachts for weeks, how long will 60000 be delayed The same is true for the Suez canal If they really think that they would be going in large numbers they should have made it around the capes?
According to their website the route is supposed to use the Panama/Suez canals. Either the setup is a scam or rather naÔve?

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You know, I like sex, too, just not with random strangers. If this isn't a scam, it's a terrible idea.
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The website accepts a PayPal and Google checkout so that you can pay for the various admission fees, registration fees, and dinner pass fees, but provides zero contact information. No names, no addresses, no phone numbers, not even an email address. It's definitely a scam.
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If the Panama canal authorities delays a few yachts for weeks, how long will 60000 be delayed The same is true for the Suez canal If they really think that they would be going in large numbers they should have made it around the capes?
According to their website the route is supposed to use the Panama/Suez canals. Either the setup is a scam or rather naÔve?
60,000 boats rounding the Horn, love it ...

Maybe someone is trying to clean up the gene pool a little bit ..
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Talking Who Needs Them

Are there really that many stupid wanabies out there in the boating world?

I suggest not. Now if they had any sense they would reduce the number to say... 10% (20,000 cruising sailors), then I'm in. That would be maybe Just 4,000 to 6,000 boats, that would be some boat parade. Can you imagine Christmas?

We could take over a small country, maybe two. We could call them the federated states of Winderlustberge or some other very catchy name and we could import women and rum and declare every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday a weekend. Monday and Thursday we could work or something and Sunday we would rest. Who's with me? Forget these guys, this Sailnet community can do it. I just know we can.

Do you think maybe Beneteau and Hunter would be able to supply some of the boats? I'll need one. And who's the Coast Guard Commander? Shouldn't someone tell him?

I love this idea! I'm 110% behind it.

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Why do people subscribe to the perceived safety of sailing in numbers? Even when participating in a rally, you're on your own most of the time WITH the added risk of collision with someone that did not feel ready to go alone. I stay away from most rallies because of that.
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