From the front page....
In what looks like an not only an abuse of the rules, a PR disaster, and perhaps outright discrimination, the Transpacific Yacht Club has, less than 24 hours before their start, cancelled/rejected the doublehanded entry of the Tripp 40 B-Quest challenged America for their Transpac race to Hawaii.
The reason? One of the sailors is blind. Claiming a litany of “issues”, some of which are, according to the sailors, completely false, The TPYC is alleging that the “sightless” sailor, Urban Miyares who is a very experienced sailor and has sailed a Transpac in 2003, could not rescue the other sailor on board, should said sailor fall overboard.
This seems to be yet another example of a misuse of power, judgement and an incredibly punitive decision. We’ve seen how the TPYC has handled issues in the past and we have been unimpressed. This, however is a new low. Stand by for more…
Ed you have serious lost your fucking mind. Please explain to us less intelligent how a blind person can stand a watch as per the COLREGS unassisted? Sure sounds like TPYC made all sorts of efforts to accommodate them and in each case B Quest refused. Not sure what PR disaster you are seeing, but to my eyes TPYC is making a prudent decision and offered alternatives to B Quest that would allow them to compete. That B Quest refused those alternatives falls on them, not the TPYC.
Once again you are dead wrong. You should be getting used to it one of these days