I'm like all of us and hate regulations. Think it must a sailor thing.
But sorry to say I'd disagree on one thing, as I do think these deaths may well have been avoided were there some form of qualified licensing.
If a test or course had taught this skipper
of responsibility .....or if he'd failed to secure a license
in the first place and not been able to take the boat out.....or simply learnt more about the risks and not done it..........this kid could have lived.
IMHO if you judge one life v no licensing, then the 'no licensing' looses.