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Response to Pachamama (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 03:38 PM

19. What were the safety requirements for this race?

In other venues, a boat is required to have jack lines; and crew, when on deck, must attach their tethers. It is also a requirement to wear an auto-inflating PFD from dawn to dusk but, in these conditions, both harness, tether, and PFD should have been used, day or night. A rogue wave is not a fluke. It can only happen under certain obvious and visible conditions (unless it was nighttime) and it is the responsibility of the skipper to dictate that all crew be tethered to a jack line... nonnegotiable. A good weather briefing should have alerted the competitors to a rough passage. When the sea is setting against a windward shore, anything that sticks out of the water (like the rocky shore of an island) needs to be given a very wide berth. The safest place to be, even in a gale or storm, is open water.

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