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Old 03-23-2008
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Vitesse - sorry, I mistakenly assumed you were referring to changing a law or regulation in my reply above. I now see you meant the "rules" of the racing committee and fully agree with you.

Zanshin - I am absolutely suggesting that the race committee and/or the sponsoring yacht club be held responsible either by law or atleast rule. But for only one thing. That all boats are accounted for before they close the race and go home. Nothing else. That would require reciprocal responsibility by the skipper to call in when retiring from the race.

I agree with you that our litigious society is a burden on everyone, however, this type of law or rule is very measureable. Either you've accounted for all boats or you haven't. Committees know every boats rating, which means they can generally determine when the boat should finish. If a boat hasn't finished well after it should, then the committee should hail the Coast Guard. It's USCG's job to determine what to do. No one should ever make a decision for them.

I only hope that something is changed so this terrible tragedy doesn't occur again.
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