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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2010
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Posted By doublewide
I have commented earlier in this discussion about...

I have commented earlier in this discussion about how seasickness and exhaustion probably contributed to Rule 62's skipper's poor decision making. The reader may be interested in reading a study that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-24-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 130,941
Posted By doublewide
"Since the conditions were so well reported, why...

"Since the conditions were so well reported, why could the ARC not have postponed departure?"

Conditions were better south of Hatteras than they were further north that week. It was uncomfortable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 130,941
Posted By doublewide
I have enjoyed this discussion. I was on passage...

I have enjoyed this discussion. I was on passage to Tortola when Rule 62 hit the reef. During that time, once we got across the Stream, the seas were at least 15 feet from the NW, and very regular,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 130,941
Posted By doublewide
People are funny. They do things that are unwise...

People are funny. They do things that are unwise and nothing bad happens, so they falsely conclude that it is OK to do them. In decreasing order of lethality such things as 1. entering an unmarked or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 130,941
Posted By doublewide
Our sincere condolences go to Ms Zekoll's family...

Our sincere condolences go to Ms Zekoll's family and friends.

We were on passage to the BVI at the same time as the Caribbean 1500 fleet, and, though there were high winds and seas, we experienced...
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