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I wonder what school he went to?

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I hope he got the optional insurance.

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So, he says he took a (one) sailing class, and Moorings lets Him loose with a boat. I am not so sure who should be wearing the dunce cap here!
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That reef is not only prominent on all the charts but is mentioned in all the guide books as well. If one ignores those two plus the the chartplotter and the chart briefing plus the obvious change in water color and wave action then at least admit it, don't blame it on "problems with the sail".


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I wonder what school he went to?

Unfortunately, the school of hard knocks.

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I hope he got the optional insurance.
Your sympathy is focussed in the wrong direction. I pity the poor owner who expects to get his boat back after Moorings manages it for a few seasons, with only normal wear and tear.

I think he/she should be be suing Moorings for negligence.

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Your sympathy is focussed in the wrong direction. I pity the poor owner who expects to get his boat back after Moorings manages it for a few seasons, with only normal wear and tear.

I think he/she should be be suing Moorings for negligence.
I had the same thought, but I wonder what those contracts look like. I bet it's stacked in Moorings (or any other charter outfit) favor.

"Just sign here and you'll have your boat back in a few years, never mind all that font 4 writing at the bottom"

Dictated, but not read.
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I'd blame the charter company before I'd blame the captain. One sailing course a year ago does not a competent skipper make. It was the charter company that has the experience.

Anyway, nobody was hurt and, from looking at the photos, I'd say the damage was mostly cosmetic.

One thing's for sure, if he sticks with sailing I'll bet he'll keep his eyes glued to the chart and chartplotter from now on!

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