I'll cut and paste it here to save others bothering to follow the link. Personally I didn't see any lessons, but maybe I missed something...
After many rescue
calls, American sailors in Cornwall called 'incompetent'
Bob Weise and Steve Shapiro have been sailing on this boat, named Nora, since the
Fishermen from a UK beach town have doubts about the abilities of a pair of American sailors who needed rescuing earlier this week, says a local article. It's the seventh time that Bob Weise and Steve Shapiro have had to call for rescue
since they embarked on a year-long sailing trip last summer.
"We're having great fun. Everywhere we go the people are welcoming ... seamen are always helpful, even if they think you are crazy and don't know how to sail. So, we're having a great time," says Weise, a former army pilot
Since the rescue in St Ives, some local fishermen have been questioning Shapiro and Weise's seamanship. One fishermen told the BBC that the pair don't have "a clue what they're doing."
But Shapiro — an author originally from California
"We're taking [the boat] across the oceans and we're finding out things that nobody knew were wrong with it. It has nothing to do with seamanship. It's totally the mechanics of
The pair, both 71, left Norway
in July. It's expected that their journey will last around a year. Their final destination
While Weise admits that members of St Ives Coastguard are worried about their safety
, he says it doesn't phase him.
"One of the coast guard fellows, he said, 'You guys could sink.' And, I said, 'You know, there's worse places to die than at sea.' We're 71 years old. I've done everything in life. I've skydived. I've flown helicopters. I've been to Vietnam
. You know, to me, it's just an adventure'