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Re: Rallies Gone Wrong
Smack thanks to you and the other contributors this has been a most educational and delightful thread. Thanks to you all.
Still at the end of the day after talking with multiple folks who have done the SDR, now getting back into passage making and having my wife do more significant transits as well as emailing with Herb I hate to tell you Smackie I have every intention to do the SDR next year. (Wife wants to winter in Bahamas this year). Sure crew and the boat with be fully shaken down. Sure I will decide on the departure date taking in to account their weather router but making my own decision. However, I believe as long as you don't fall into the herd mentality the benefits far outweigh the negatives. Just the deals on the satphone and how being part of it eases the logistics make it a great opportunity. I think our fundamental divergence is I believe they make it clear to you that you (not them) are responsible for your decisions and safety. Given that I respectfully believe your objections are not germane. As Jeff Foxworthy says " You can't fix stupid".
P.S.- Can others get in on that race? Can see the headline "Dilettantes Destroy Dedicated Professionals In Do or Die Race"
Last edited by outbound; 04-09-2014 at 11:39 AM.