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Old 04-08-2010, 07:25   #1
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Graham Comments On Youngest Sailors

Robin Lee Graham interview:

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Pretty insightful. I hope a lot of the naysayers read it.
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Re: Graham Comments On Youngest Sailors

unfortunately the link is no longer active
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Re: Graham Comments On Youngest Sailors

Robin Lee Graham on the Latest Teen Circumnavs
Robin Lee Graham on the Latest Teen Circumnavs

http : //preview.sailmagazine.com/racing/robin_lee_graham_on_the_latest_teen_circumnavs/
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Re: Graham Comments On Youngest Sailors

The problem isn't the age, it's the time pressure due to "if I don't leave now I'll be too old when I get there to make the record".

It's that aspect which is the real danger.
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Re: Graham Comments On Youngest Sailors

He writes that the parents know the teenagers best and know if they are capable or not. He did not mention that it would be a good idea to have an person outside the family assess the capability during a sail trip of several hours and some kind of interview. A kind of "driver's license test".

This was done for all three girls. Jessica did a full sail from NZ to Australia with two men onboard mostly for safety and observation. Abby's dad asked a friend to do a full day's sail testing her, which she mentioned in the book, which I bought. The Dutch authority required an experienced sailor to test the sailing and safety skill of Laura.

This kind of test of their skill has not been discussed much, probably because the opponents had already decided they should not sail, based on the age, and did not find that evidence useful.
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