Originally Posted by Sondor
Perhaps I'm a bit dense (have been accused of much worse), but I don't understand the debate.
Atoll gave true and unbiased information to the owner of a half-million dollar boat essentially stalled out in front of an impending wx change for the worse.
That owner made a decision. That decision doesn't reflect on Boaties ability to reach Horta or not.
I would only add, for what it's worth:
The (evidently serious) problems which are slowing the boat and rendering it vulnerable to current
vagaries are also unlikely to reflect on Boatie's abilities.
skippers with his skills and aptitudes generally (in my experience) get the very best out of situations not of their making.
Furthermore, they are generally not
put in a situation which would enable them to diagnose these contingencies ahead of time.
... More's the pity ... but that's the way of the world, and does not reflect badly on the owners; everyone
is perforce taking something of a gamble when boats change hands and locations at the same time.