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Re: Atlantic 1000 type race on the great lakes in [Re: Mary] #44857
03/11/05 02:28 PM
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I think the qualification that Steve mentioned is the key here:

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solo, with all the appropriate safety measures


The issue in my mind is not whether either of the two scenarios - 1 or 2-up - is safe on their own, but whether there are safety measures available that allow the risks to be controlled.

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Re: Atlantic 1000 type race on the great lakes in [Re: ] #44858
03/13/05 06:05 AM
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solo, with all the appropriate safety measures


What appropriate safety measures would you recommend for the person who may end up bobbing alone in a large body of cold water, his boat long gone and no other boat traffic in the vicinity?

Re: Atlantic 1000 type race on the great lakes in [Re: Mary] #44859
03/13/05 08:17 AM
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The extreme case is individual chase boats - Michael Blackburn who sailed 115 miles across Bass Strait in a Laser last week is a case in point. But other measures would be - on-sailor vhf radio, personal EPIRB, flares, drinking water, and boat tether.

As I noted in my earlier post, the objective is not to eliminate risk, but to control it.

Re: Atlantic 1000 type race on the great lakes in [Re: ] #44860
03/18/05 02:45 AM
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Why not use a teather, or leash like on a surfboard or a single handed big boat?

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