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Shocked when I heard about the Boyfriend who handed over the wheel to his novice girlfriend who ran the $450,000 yacht onto the rocks.

Does anyone have any more details as to the conditions at the time; was it dark, was there a storm? The news I have read does not seem to make this clear.
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were did you hear about this and were can I read about.
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were did you hear about this and were can I read about.
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novice?

Was she a novice sailor or a novice girlfriend, meaning in which arena was she inexperienced?
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Well, if they're still together, then the relationship is pretty solid... I hope the reports of the boat being insured are correct...
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What Insurance company pays out when an unqualified person is in control of the wheel and runs the boat aground? Would they consider the owner to effectively, still be in control of the boat himself, even though he was down in the cabin at the time of the incident?
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Here's a BBC video:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolavconsole/u...rm_4965910.stm

Nasty, nasty-looking lee shore, how in the world did they get there? We probably don't want to know. Don't see a mast, either, on this Beneteau 47. They're lucky to have gotten out alive.

Kudos to the UK Coast Guard and RNLI, who rescued them.
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two very lucky people I have to say.Neptune was looking out for them that day.
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Either the owner was rich and dumb, or there is more that (as usual) the news missed. No experienced sailor in his right mind is going to put a total novice on the helm that close to a rocky shore.

Insurers generally leave it to the policy holder to determine who is fit to drive the boat. That's between the two parties and their contract, perhaps it will all be his out of pocket loss.

So nice to have money to burn.
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