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Re: Clipper Round the World Race
I believe i read, though I have not the facts to back it up, that this group has had more than it's share of casualties. All the way around, it sounds like a bad idea to put someone without a great deal of offshore experience (or could I say more money than sense?) on a boat racing around the world, IMO.
Most races have qualifiers for the sailors, such as 10,000 miles ocean sailing with some single handing before you can do the GGR.
I've had crew on deliveries become difficult in conditions that aren't a quarter what the Southern Ocean would be at 25 knots on a paper thin, super light speed machine. And you don't even eat well!
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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