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    Re: What do offshore recreational navigators really do?
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2005 Jun 7, 09:36 -0700

    Do these folks count as mariners made of stern stuff or simply fools??
    Lu Abel
    Peter Fogg wrote:
    > Reminds me of Beryl and Miles Smeeton who deliberately sailed
    > without a radio. They didn't want anyone having to put themselves
    > in danger of their account.
    > Which, as it turns out, was thoughtful of them. They sailed from Melbourne
    > after attending the Olympic games there in 1956 towards Cape Horn, were
    > pitchpoled while deep in the Southern Ocean, then got themselves to
    > Valparaiso under jury rig where they repaired the boat as best they could in
    > the naval shipyard. Set sail south, back towards Cape Horn and were rolled
    > again. They treated this as another temporary setback. Years later they
    > finally managed to sail around the Cape from east to west during another
    > passage in the same boat.
    > Guess that's stern stuff. The subject line is apt.

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