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Old 15-11-2013, 07:40   #1
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Idiots try to die off venuzeala

Yesterday some mental pygmies so tried to kill themselves by sailing west along the north coast of Venuzeala from Trinidad to Porto la cruise.
Staying only 5 miles off the Paria peninsula they were, of course, boarded, assaulted, robbed and VERY lucky to be alive.

It really amazes me how stupid cruisers can be!



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Re: Idiots try to die off venuzeala

Is this a little like, no wonder she was raped, she was wearing a short dress?
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Is this a little like, no wonder she was raped, she was wearing a short dress?
I was thinking the exact same thing! Or, in another CF thread, no wonder your rudder fell off, you were sailing a Beneteau offshore!
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Yesterday some mental pygmies so tried to kill themselves by sailing west along the north coast of Venuzeala from Trinidad to Porto la cruise.

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What we can do, not everyone can be mental giant like you.

and where is that "porto la cruise"
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Re: Idiots try to die off venuzeala

“The north coast of Venezuela, the Paria Peninsula in particular, continues to be the single most dangerous cruising grounds in the Caribbean ...”

Sail-World.com : Upgraded pirate warning for Paria Peninsula Venezuela
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What we can do, not everyone can be mental giant like you.

and where is that "porto la cruise"

gloriax -- i don't know where you cruise - but we just left the caribbean after cruising from mexico to colombia to jamaica and down to trinidad and back to antigua and now in tunisia in the med -- we sailed the carib with some south africans and they would not even go and they go everywhere

it was well know to stay well away from the Vez coast -- as Gord put it - it is the most dangerous piece of water in the caribbean - we have been in a lot of places that are less than safe and take our chances but we would NEVER have gotten remotely close to the Vez coast

and if the buddy boat is the one we know - we cruised with them for a while and they are good people -- we will have to email them and ask if they were there
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Is this a little like, no wonder she was raped, she was wearing a short dress?
Nope, this is a little like walking into the hood with $100 bills in your pocket and wondering why you got mugged. This section of coast is well known as being dangerous
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Is this a little like, no wonder she was raped, she was wearing a short dress?
If you don't want to be raped, don't be surprised if you get raped when you dress like you want to be raped. Venezuela is having great success in turning itself into the Somalia of the Americas. It is a matter of taking a little responsibility for the results of your actions.
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“The north coast of Venezuela, the Paria Peninsula in particular, continues to be the single most dangerous cruising grounds in the Caribbean ...”

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That article said the early reports stated the dead husband was in the raft with her for sometime but the husband was later found still on the boat. What's up with that?
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If you don't want to be raped, don't be surprised if you get raped when you dress like you want to be raped. It is a matter of taking a little responsibility for the results of your actions.
Are you serious?

That is one of the most disgusting things I have ever heard in my life and you should be ashamed of yourself.
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That article said the early reports stated the dead husband was in the raft with her for sometime but the husband was later found still on the boat. What's up with that?
This described an earlier incident (2010).
Venezuela: North Coast - Yacht Skipper Shot and Killed — Noonsite

Notwithstanding, the warning still stands.
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Re: Idiots try to die off venuzeala

In the real world you have to be aware of your surroundings and act accordingly. If you are not the predator, then you are the prey. If you are the prey then you need to have defenses, protective coloration, emit bad smells etc... If you don't, you will get eaten.
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i am somewhat safe, as i emit bad smells and have protective coloration.. err not me , my boat.....
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If you don't want to be raped, don't be surprised if you get raped when you dress like you want to be raped. Venezuela is having great success in turning itself into the Somalia of the Americas. It is a matter of taking a little responsibility for the results of your actions.
Okay so my daughter dressing in a skirt means she wants to get raped.
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Re: Idiots try to die off venuzeala

Let's not get sidetracked with poor analogies. Breathe, calm.


Why folks choose to ignore well known dangerous areas is beyond me, do the cruisers give a reason? Was there some mechanical failure that caused them to hug shore?
We hugged shore ( Mexico) when we were taking on water, but had things fairly under control, could this be the case?
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