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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwf View Post
    Of course not, but is it right to deliberately put your boats into danger with the expectation of rescue if it goes wrong? Don't forget when you call for rescue you are asking others to put their lives at risk to help you.

    You all seem very willing to knock the Captain Calamities of this world when they constantly call for rescue. I am questioning the wisdom of Clipper for putting their boats out in the pacific at this time of the year.

    The fact that the crew apart from the Skipper are relatively inexperienced does not help.

    If you look at the Volvo race the guys on there are a totally different breed.
    Apart from the Skipper, all the crews will have undergone training/selection in the 2 years preceeding the start + some will have been on from the start, which gives them more experience than many on this forum. The watch leaders are all Yachtmaster Offshore (minimum), so have that level of experience.

    Regarding the USCG, like all 'rescue services', these guys will jump at the chance to do a live rescue, rather than practice, so doubt if they even consider the risks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alant View Post
    Apart from the Skipper, all the crews will have undergone training/selection in the 2 years preceeding the start + some will have been on from the start, which gives them more experience than many on this forum. The watch leaders are all Yachtmaster Offshore (minimum), so have that level of experience.

    Regarding the USCG, like all 'rescue services', these guys will jump at the chance to do a live rescue, rather than practice, so doubt if they even consider the risks.
    Nice one, totally agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alant View Post
    ..... so doubt if they even consider the risks.
    They do consider the risks and take them very seriously by only jumping in if it is warranted. Without being aware of the risks they would be a danger to themselves and their colleagues.
    Having time is unavoidable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlowingOldBoots View Post
    They do consider the risks and take them very seriously by only jumping in if it is warranted. Without being aware of the risks they would be a danger to themselves and their colleagues.

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