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    Default Re: Fastnet - Crew Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by scotty123 View Post
    Would any rescue orgqnisation charge for a winch off etc?
    No, if it's to get a person to hospital.
    (Yes maybe, if they are towing a yacht to save the yacht.)

    If you need hospital treatment, that's another thing entirely.
    In Norway I got rescued by a lifeboat ( free),
    then examined and scanned in hospital (for which I had to pay a contribution, but only a fraction of the actual costs).
    The lifeboat subsequently towed my yacht in and tied her up (free) for which I will be eternally grateful as she would have gone on the rocks later that night.

    ( It's worth getting hurt in Norway to meet the nurses I was ok in the end, just got knocked out by my own boom..no damage to brain or boom, just a bad headache..)

    I wasn't racing, but the RNLI etc don't make a distinction surely?
    Last edited by Ohlin Karcher; 29-07-19 at 18:08.

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    Default Re: Fastnet - Crew Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohlin Karcher View Post
    ...... I wasn't racing, but the RNLI etc don't make a distinction surely?
    No they don't make a distinction, they help anyone in trouble at sea e.g. '79 Fastnet.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...irals-cup-1979

    RNLI lifeboats from the English and Irish coasts were among the first on the scene, often guided by helicopters and messages from more Nimrod searches, while the Dutch naval ship Overijssel led the sea-borne rescue effort.
    "'...contradictions .... are deliberate exercises in doublethink." Orwell from 1984

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