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^ I care less about ~who~ forces something be done than that it get done. But would suggest that IM is at or near the top of the list for who should be making that argument, it must surely be a responsibility of his.
IM's just waiting for instructions from above:
Fine, let it come from 'above' then. Some group of people must surely have both a higher conscience and a higher power of persuasion than IM, if that's what is required to convince and motivate him. How about the Bermuda version of the local Coast Guard authority?[/quote]
Stop being so melodramatic!! There is risk in every occupation, risk of accidents which can't be mitigated against. In this instancew, the accident occurred because Spithill or whoever was driving fucked up. You can cross the road and get run over by a bus - do you want nanny state to ban all buses??[/quote]
I get that but in this case it was NEAR CERTAIN DEATH. C'mon, don't you agree that's a bit too extreme?
A safety net is a more than reasonable proposition.[/quote]
At this stage they are only practising .. If any team thinks the risk is too great they can fit lifelines during the testing phase .. IM can put it to the teams for a rule change for the event.[/quote]
Yes, it maybe should be put to the teams.
And any team that votes No needs an ass-reeming, this is a (potentially) life and death decision.[/quote]
Gentleman start your handwringing....
You wanted extreme F1 style sailing and it looks like you got it....except F1 is safer!
Everyone has known about this since the wsl started with foils so expect IM to have his finger on the pulse and do something soon, or when someone gets hurt...
Let's see how much handwringing you guys bring on when jimmy nails someone on a cross...
A little bit disingenuous to suggest "we" wanted F1 style sailing, ro. If I'm reading the tide correctly on Russell's flying circus, it's pretty much on the ebb as far as the sailing public are concerned. But then as plenty of SAAC posters point out there are maybe more armchairs than boats involved hereabouts, right?[/quote]
I'm pretty sure my comments were not directed at you...
Spinbot and his elk lobbied for t rudders that had a footprint outside of the hulls, that's how long this danger buzz has been ok with him....until someone gets hurt....then it's handwringing and danger with a capital D...now it's extreme with a net!
F1 is so safe now because the tv and sponsors couldn't handle drivers dying live on Sunday afternoons and the industry spent billions making cars and circuits safe..
We'll see how long lazzaruss vision can make wsl work, but I guarantee it won't go past the first live tv death..