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Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video

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Damn I would love to go for a sail on one of those beasts!
That sounds like a very cruel way to abuse a whale.

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Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video

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What a retarded, evil thing to say:

You see someone in a huge boat avoiding hitting an equally huge whale, and somehow conclude that "it was less out of concern for the whale, and moreso the integrity of the boat".

As if there was ANY indication that, if he could have hit the whale without damaging the boat, he would have done it.

May have been making something of a logical leap but "retarded and/or evil" ? Now that is over the top.

Quite frankly it worries me the amount of damage wrought by the keels on modern racing boats and they slice through the water at those great speeds.

Competitors in the annual Sydney to Hobart regularly take out basking SunFish and I'm yet to hear anyone bemoaning the fate of the fish, its always oh bugger we broke our boat.

If those sailors really had any concern for the well being of various sea creatures they wouldn't, in my oopinion, have keels that would cut like a knife at those speeds.

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Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video

Really?... And surely you slow down to 5 mph when deer (or kangaroos) are around. Is this going to be another Sailnet "those crazy racers" threads? If the immediate concern of a skipper is with catastrophic damage/holing/sinking and endangerment of the crew, then of course they're bound by duty to care more about the boat than the critter. We all put our immediate survival first. Any keel, yes, even on your boat, could injure a sea creature. By and large, hitting large things underway isn't good for either party. In my humble experience in boats large and small, I haven't met a sailor yet who's thought it was OK for either boat or beast to hit/be hit. It's just much too dangerous and outcomes much too unpredictable at any speed for any boat.

Now this guy probably didn't even know what happened:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32146578...er-dead-whale/

And then there's this one:


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