this this not a schedule?
The Fall 2013 Salty Dawg Rally will depart on November 4 (weather permitting) from Bluewater Yachting Center, Hampton, VA (or other locations of your choice), to sail to the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, or other various locations.
I suppose you and I have different ideas of what constitutes a "schedule". Pretty much every time I set foot on a boat, it's been pre-planned with a particular date in mind - a flight booked to the location of the boat, for example - with the departure subject to weather permitting
, naturally... But, I really don't see how one coordinates the arrival of crew at a point of departure, etc, with at least a nod towards some sort of 'schedule'...
Originally Posted by JonEisberg
Can you cite where the organizers of the Salty Dawg Rally have ever cited an argument touting 'safety in numbers'? Who is fostering such a perception, precisely?
are Jon. It's "them"
It's not exactly exotic psychology here. And not much needs to be touted in this area. The perception already exists and it's a strong perception. Then when elements like this...
Again, I'd be interested in seeing where the Salty Dawg organizers have ever promoted the "safety in numbers" aspect of their rally... Their "basic philosophy' as stated in their website seems to promote quite the opposite, with the focus placed on Individual Responsibility, as a matter of fact...
Again, I'm not addressing the above points to any particular rally. I'm arguing that all rallies should hold to a higher level of safety standards such as ISAF - precisely because they introduce elements of risk that are unique and typically not similarly present in individual cruising. I actually didn't know before the above article that the C1500 did just that. I think that's great. But, judging by SDR founders' quote above, that approach was obviously too rigorous for them and another 116 sailors.
Now that there's been a problem, there are questions that should be explored.
So, then - can you - or anyone else - provide examples of how a pre-rally inspection/certification to ISAF standards would have avoided or prevented whatever issues that arose with the particular boats/crews last week?