I took a look at the home page and thought "What a great event - handing responsibility back to the skipper
, I wish RORC and ISAF would do the same" (this is a particular peeve of mine since I cannot afford to race offshore
due to their nannying)
Then I looked at the progress of the boats.....if progress is the right word.......24 entries, 3 finished, half the fleet retired with gear
failure, a man overboard
, another rescued etc etc...
Not exactly a sucessfull "modern experiment
in old-fashioned self-reliance, self-sufficiency and personal responsibility" by "old-fashioned, proper seaman" is it?
I do get their motive completely, but I don't think that the organisers will be sitting back and thinking "that went well didn't it".