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Re: One dead, four missing in Farallones sailboat race
This horrible accident and the Costa Concordia were highly preventable and are poignant reminders that sea-room is our friend and a safe buffer and a " get out of jail card"....
Areas known for normally rough conditions like the Farallons, islands, reefs and such landmarks should not be construed as a "bouy" for the rounding....
Touring or sightseeing or racing, fishing, photography,towing a inner-tube, etc,etc. belong together as leisure or touring activities....activities that if done while navigating a boat (itself often a leisure activity) should always be viewed as a bonus, but never the primary objective... which is ,of course, safe operation of the vessel at all times...
Last edited by souljour2000; 04-24-2012 at 05:12 AM.