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Antidote to "2 sailors and two dogs rescued, yada.."

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Can we instead remind ourselves of women who actually knew how to sail and navigate, and managed to save themselves against real odds through determination, experience, and resourcefulness? 

Such as Tami Oldham Ashcraft, who at age 23 barely survived a hurricane in eastern Pacific (which drowned her fiance and and left her alone, and boat dismasted with engine and all electronics gone).   She jury-rigged a spin pole and navigating by sextant only, made it 1500 miles to Hilo in 41 days:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=86xID3%2fe&id=76915CFF7A8CB65A0485C8A99BD87DA3EC119C3A&thid=OIP.86xID3_eq8uM7yt4KyRoDAEsD6&q=tami+oldham+ashcraft&simid=608003719854688810&selectedIndex=1&qpvt=tami+oldham+ashcraft&ajaxhist=0

I do believe I'd rather read her book than listen to this "couldn't survive another 24 hours in this infernal sunny weather" duo:

http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2013/11/tami-oldham-ashcraft’s-fight-for-life/

 

 



 

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Many fine women sailors. Unfortunately, it seems media is more interested in the incompetent drama-queens, male and female. 

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3 hours ago, RKoch said:

Many fine women sailors. Unfortunately, it seems media is more interested in the incompetent drama-queens, male and female. 

Leave Captain Gigi out of this.

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3 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

Oops ..wrong room.

-100 Jack? Who's wheaties did you piss in?

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10 minutes ago, LB 15 said:

-100 Jack? Who's wheaties did you piss in?

Thats good..got to over -200. I have a troll up my arse ...I think he is hell bent on hitting -6000. I have been baiting him which really gets him cranked. Funny bit is there is one or more troll busters in same time zone driving him insane by up voting me.

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