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Dude, I'm already there. But "SPF 50 on the naughty bits" is my motto. Why zinc them and deprive the world of true beauty?
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Really,
and the stinkboat still invaded your personal space? Now thats scary!
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Like a moth to the flame baby.

Of course, a chick was driving.
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You mean Mrs Smacker was at the helm....So you are all talk....I better type quietly unless one of the admirals hears me having fun.
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Okay CP. Hope you feel better soon.

As for reporting the boat - it's like twins says above, I was busy (though I do agree with his point). I joke about it now because even though the guy was being a jerk, I didn't feel like there was any real danger if I didn't allow things to escalate.

Hmmm....there's a thought.
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Cardiac,

I think that is a bit harsh. Each of us has our own experience, and hopefully we all learn from one another. Smack already agreed that the right course of action would be to call the authorities - and I would guess he would do it next time. Just one more example of each of us learning something. I do think we can all be civilized with one another, and if you want to block someone because you don't like what they have to say - just do it privately. For me, I enjoy corresponding with people who have more experience and those with less. Sort of like what I experience out on the water. Anyway, happy thanksgiving to all!
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Smack,

My sailing instructor many years ago on Sydney Harbour taught me an important right of way rule, "assume everyone else on the water is a complete ass and you will never have a colliison".

Now I'm not going to get into the right and wrong of not reporting other than to say that on Sydney harbour If I called the 'authorities' everytime I witnessed a breach of maritime law I would have the guys on permanent speed dial.
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Tips needed as a Young Woman Sailing!

Adrenalin Sports Tours

for what its worth,
this young lady is to be commended for her effort.
In addition, no one here said anything untoward.

Now however, the “rest of the story”

This lady and the rest of her crew had to be rescued by the coast guard.
Conventional wisdom is take classes, learn, experience things, crew, gain some wet feet time.

Naw, it ain’t gunna make it, its all about the rip, the thrill, the cutting edge, taking chances, dancing with the devil, shouting at danger. Adrenalin, Right dude? Fight Club, right? You ain't a sailor if... right? BFS, ain’t that so? Knarly dude, high fives, eh? Ice up a cold one, good day, nobody died.

Bullshite.
Whats left is this… injuries, scars – physical and emotional, a lost boat and putting other people in danger (don’t give me that claptrap about it being the coast guards job…. I say darwins rules here, Why is it a god given right to be saved from yourself?) and broken dreams.

Maybe they should get a bfs shirt or sumpin.
nobody died.
That is as you say CP, unfortunately a really sad ending to a young dreamer's grand adventure.

Now I actually don't give a hoot about this thread or Smack's BFS shirts, what I want to know is what did these guys do wrong???? I want my own adventure but without the coast-guard chopper. What do I need to do differently to have a successful, safe BFS??
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Fair enough. That too me would yeah seem fairly dumb.

Now I think I have that bit covered.
I have wanted to circumnavigate since 22. I am now 30 and wish only to cruise to Asia and back. I would never think of leaving in Aussie Cyclone season. I have seen what 90 knots does to boats and it is nothing good.
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