Dutch delay 13-year-old sailor's worldwide trip

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    Dutch delay 13-year-old sailor's worldwide trip - Yahoo! News

    Asinine and authoritarian state intrusion, IMO. And I agree with Perham, as it were.
     
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    Good luck Laura when you go on you voyage!!! Stay safe and break the record!!!
     
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    There is the age factor, true but there is the boat factor also.

    A small sailboat as described is not usually built for open ocean, bluewater sailing. So, if she has good weather, fine. If she does not, then it could be very dangerous. I am talking structural integrity of the hull and rigging. With many years on the ocean, let me assure you, it is very dangerous and not forgiving at all.

    At night, if she is sleeping, she could be in a shipping lane, large ships do not always have competent persons on the wheel, do not watch their radar, if they have them. This can be very dangerous, so let us hope that Dad or someone in advisory has gone over all of this with her, bluewater sailing can be fun or can have major problems. If she encounters bad weather, does she know how to handle a potential rollover? If she knows all the answers presented by a competent blue water person, then she may be ready.
    Ocean sailing is one third boredom, one third fun and one third terror.It is a hard decision to make, but then she wants to set a record and let us hope, if she goes that she is able to do that. Hey Dad, get some good advisors with background.
    Records are set by persons who reach out beyond the limits. :eusa_pray:
     
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    Already posted on that one : http://www.usmessageboard.com/healt...il-around-the-world-put-under-state-care.html
     

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