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    Re: What do offshore recreational navigators really do?
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2005 Jun 7, 14:05 +1000

    > From: Frank Reed
    > The risk to you and yours and also (not unimportantly)
    > the risk to your  rescuers will be minimized if you
    > can give them your exact current  position.
    
    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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