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Re: david and GOLIATH Collision
Ok .... devil's advocacy for just a moment ..... for the sake of the argument tanker is heading directly into the wind. Race course, judging by other yachts, is dead down wind or nearly so. Is it possible that just prior to incident yacht has rounded up big time and that the crew is so busy trying to get her back under control that they fail to realise the danger ? Seems possible if only because there appears to be no pressing need for the yacht to cross the tanker's bows and the spinnaker is not drawing as the collision point approaches.
Then again maybe his mother did marry her first cousin and simply bred an idiot.
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Last edited by tdw; 04-27-2013 at 04:35 AM.