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Re: Wow... Bernard Stamm's Open 60 "breaks in half" in the Western Approaches...
I guess this is a cultural difference. I expect professionals in a highly showcased endeavor to cover their own poop. I don't expect the CG to pull my butt out of the fire when things get bad but will be real pleased if they do.
Think on our side of the pond there is increasingly too much reliance on technology and the " nanny" and on your side too much willingness to cede to the" better judgement " of the nanny restricting freedom.
As I said before I'm a huge fan of these races. Much more so than the A.C.. I think the purpose is to push the envelope -of skill,endurance,design and materials. But I still think they should cover all aspects of this commercial enterprise given it's unusual that there is a race when at least one rescue is not required.