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try this at home, don all the protective gear you like, build a good strong carbon fibre box. Get into it, accelerate it at a solid object , do not emerge alive, note that the box is intact. Unfortunately carbon life forms are not as strong as boxes.
Good thing the ocean is not a solid!
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try this at home, don all the protective gear you like, build a good strong carbon fibre box. Get into it, accelerate it at a solid object , do not emerge alive, note that the box is intact. Unfortunately carbon life forms are not as strong as boxes.
Well..... car seat belts have proven to save many lives. I would rather be strapped on a 5 point seat belt in a galley with everything secured around me than fighting the storm in the cockpit.
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I think you just need to get to the bottom of this and call Sailing and ask...

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try this at home, don all the protective gear you like, build a good strong carbon fibre box. Get into it, accelerate it at a solid object , do not emerge alive, note that the box is intact. Unfortunately carbon life forms are not as strong as boxes.
And I "T" boned a chevy caprice car that pulled out in front of me wtih my Dodge Intrepid at 50 mph and walked away unharmed (I think the air bag saved me) and both cars were totaled. I guess I am stronger than a car.
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read somewhere that gave golf being more dangerous than sailing
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I am sure it is potentially dangerous, so the way to deal with the danger is to accept it and manage it.

If you are not drunk and wearing a life jacket your chance of dying while boating instantly drops by 95%.

That reminds me, man overboard drill next time we sail!
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You forgot the US also guarantees Taxes even after Death
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i think the op is out buying golf clubs
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The OP had one post, seven months ago and never came back. Set up?

They never learned to sail, but they say "It is one of my greatest fears in life to get caught in a major storm helpless at sea."

I feel so dirty for having played along.
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