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Old 14-09-2010, 12:46   #16
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If so, why was it abandoned?

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it was abandoned because the little girl pretending to sail it didnt know how to save it. therefore, as she was unable to get her own boat home--unable vs unwilling.. she is not up to the job of sailor. she didnt cut away her rig, as she should have done, she didnt do many things she should have done as a sailor. she was unprepared for the trip. that , in itself, is a damshame. she could have done well--coulda woulda shoulda is great as a motto.
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Yeah but she has a book deal now. Fitting that the lady who couldn't get into office and the lady who couldn't sail a boat are using the same author.
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Old 14-09-2010, 13:18   #18
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Yeah but she has a book deal now. Fitting that the lady who couldn't get into office and the lady who couldn't sail a boat are using the same author.
lol--that is a good one.... the ladies who couldnt.....
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... using the same author.
Ho-humm.
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Old 14-09-2010, 17:17   #20
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Without getting into too much thread drift about a subject that's been beaten to death in many forums, I would like to withhold judgment on Wild Eyes' abandonment and whether the skipper was adequately prepared to sail the boat and deal with the abandonment in a seamanlike fashion.

Although the captain of a boat is expected to make good decisions and take full responsibility for her decisions, we have known unfortunate exceptions even among supposedly experienced and mature adults.

And, even though a skipper shouldn't have to be heavily dependent upon outside guidance for basic decisions, it may be that Abby's decisions were made following her father's orders. And yes, if someone is to be allowed to sail around the world, she should have the skill and maturity to make her own decisions -- but that's not always how it works.
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I am pretty sure that Wild Eyes was the original BT Velocity, which was built for fellow Bermudian Alan Parris, who very successfully did the Around Alone Circumnavigation in 2002. Story in recent Soundings mag, with original designers comment that he was not a consultant on latest voyage.
On the other point about abandoned boats, there have been a number of them brought here to Bermuda, one just last week. I know of 3 others in recent years.
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