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Join Date: Nov 2008
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I think the primary False Premise of such rallies is the idea that there is safety in numbers. That one is "safer" with other boats leaving at the same time (roughly) for the same destination. (Something akin to Lemmings?) Unless the yachts are very similar, with crews of similar skills and capacities, they are quickly so dispersed that one is really sailing alone.
I cannot imagine the idea of loosing my wife in any regard, to say nothing of such a manner. I am wondering if the woman was wearing a harness. My wife always wears a harness when on deck offshore, as do I in all but benign conditions.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."