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Old 12-09-2013, 20:38   #1
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AC 34 - Sober Reflections - Risk vs Reward

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Bloomberg news article
Closer look at Artemis, Bart Simpson death and AC34
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Old 12-09-2013, 20:55   #2
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That would be Andrew Simpson. Not Bart.
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That would be Andrew Simpson. Not Bart.
"Bart" was his nickname.
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That would be Andrew Simpson. Not Bart.
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And the nickname was given to him out of fondness which is clearly pointed out in article & many other reports of Mr. Simpson and those who knew / sailed with him
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Absolutely right. My Bad. Apologies to all friends and acquaintances. I thought it was a typo.
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Re: AC 34 - Sober Reflections - Risk vs Reward

The article makes it sound like these guys are forced to sail these boats against their will. I seriously doubt that.

I, and many other I think, would absolutely love the chance to get aboard one of these boats. I really envy these crews.

But like almost any sport where you can go faster than a human can run, there is a risk. I'm sure they all knew that going in.

Racing is about speed, and in almost every form of racing, the pinnacle of the sport is the fastest category. I doubt if any of these sailors would be wishing their boat was slower.
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