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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Everglades Challenge 2017

    You can say that again. I got some close up pics of some of the details of his sailing canoe/yacht lol. I could spend a week studying it. https://goo.gl/photos/ry3zwu7CEr1PEMMv7
  2. Everglades Challenge 2017

    The race manager who had direct comm with cg told us that when the guy couldn't "self rescue" he vhfd the cg and talked through his options. they ultimately told him to trigger the plb and then he used a flare for the helo to pinpoint him. It sounds to me like he was out of his boat more likely because he was trying to get it back into deeper water after making a see deprived wrong turn into the muck which is speculation. if he capsized in the mud while pushing with his paddle to get out from being stuck, then his arm would have just sunk in and he would have had to bail out to get back in. he must have been cold and not making good decisions but it's happened to others who have had to just layer up and sleep in their boats in the bay till light when navigation of the channel usually is quite obvious. I say shame on anyone saying he should be embarrassed by being rescued by cg. It's not a badge of honor but nor should it be a stigma. It does not sound to me like he abused the cg as a life line. I'll wait to hear the real story but I still will not be in a position to pass judgement. Next time it could be you. it's what they are there for and I know they were very glad to pickup a watertriber all of whom are 10 times as prepared as everyone else out there. Making people feel embarrassed to call for help when they need it doesn't foster a good small boat culture imo. Also, for the record. it was the CG station who posted the helo pickup video to the water tribe Facebook page commeting how prepared the idividual was with #plbsaveslives. -Alan Aka SOS
  3. death threat, anyone?

    I usually just read and don't post but the "death threat" article by Brian and his earlier article on his views of PFDs and harnesses compelled my to include my opinion. Scare tactics against being sheep? When was that a thing. Oh you must feel really cool because you don't wear a PFD ever. We'll no thank you and I would never sail with you! I will NOT be that guy who watches his boat sail away while I swim (unburdened by my pfd apparently). NO I will drown next to my boat while I give it my all to get back on board or else I will be found with my boat (what's left of me) so that my parents will know that I died trying to get back aboard with my lifeline ON. I wear my PFD at all times during watertribe events or whenever I'm sailing alone and I tie myself to the boat. Hello!?! have you watched the videos of idiots swimming after their boat. -Alan Stewart