Originally Posted by deckofficer
Ouch, you have strong feelings concerning the goals of Sea Shepard.
I do. There are so many legitimate international conservation groups around (World Wildlife Fund and the Nature Conservancy comes to mind) that I do have strong feelings about publicity seeking radicals like Watson.
I come from this view point having been on the board of a number of regional and one national conservation group, having worked collaboratively with the above mentioned, and know the difference between publicity seekers and true on the ground conservation groups. It is something I am passionate about.
But back on topic, I know the pictures are not very good, but I think Laura has less than 10 hours sailing the mini-cat when these pictures were taken, and as I said, she is uncanny in her ability to dial in what ever she sails. She used to have a 27 foot boat she was very comfortable sailing but her government insisted that she up size. She did to a 36', and even with a different sail plan, she dialed in to its characteristics quickly and set off on her solo circum. Like I said, "quite a girl".
And yes, I do agree with you, she certainly is accomplished and has that "knack". Her accomplishments and abilities are to be recognized.
Can you imagine her sailing abilities "when she grows up"?