Moderators warning ... this thread lurches perilously close to being counted as political. If it descends further into discussion of the rights and wrongs, the lefts and rights and the sanity or otherwise of Hugo Chavez it will end up being punted to Off Topic.
That said I too wonder why any American, given the discord twixt successive US administrations and the Chavez regime, would choose to go to Venezuela.
Not going to punt it. I too want to understand what happened here but if it descends into a merely political discussion it will end up in Off Topic.Please do not punt this until we get a official report of what happened. I for one would love to here the details of how they were forced to run aground.
We are still waiting for that report.They asked us to change our course, and insisted that we sail they way they wanted to; we had to instruct them how the sailboat couldn't do what they wanted us to do; we will publish the official report, working with the insurance company. A very stressful experience when you are being followed by an armed vessel.
HS,So a discussion on the rights and wrongs of a Venezualan Navy vessel and crew are not political, but the discussion of someone's socail and management skills are?
The distinction eludes me. It is, ah, to be found in what? The paucity of military sailing skills, as opposed to management styles? (It did seem like the style was at quesiton, more so than the skills, but perhaps I misread that.)