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Old 06-11-2010, 02:06 AM
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Cat.....thanks for adding that.
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Contact has been made with Abby Sunderland. She is safe & well.

Story on nbcnews.com: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/376188...-other_sports/
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They found her... great...Parents are still [email protected] hippie retards...

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/...aged+sailboat/
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They found her... great...Parents are still [email protected] hippie retards...

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/...aged+sailboat/
Agreed. And should be brought up on child endangerment charges for letting their kids take part in this stupidity. Let me guess, dads a big sailing fan. Push your agenda onto your kids much? Pathetic. Nice to risk the lives of your kids to go after some lame record.

Jupiter, you brought up the fact she can drive a car at 16...Sure, but I wouldn't let my 16 year old daughter drive across the country alone, let alone sail across the globe alone.

Simple fact: By letting her attempt this you are deliberately putting her in the line of very real and very extremely dangerous conditions. Would anyone in their right mind want that for their kids?
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They found her... great...Parents are still [email protected] hippie retards...

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/...aged+sailboat/
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Can you imagine just sitting in your boat for 30-40 hours, in 25-40 foot seas with winds sometimes up to 60 knots waiting for the rescue vessel? That alone would make me want to sink the damn thing when they showed up.
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Thank God the kid is ok, but the parents should be ashamed to allow this girl to purposely risk her life. Well, now they can all raindance it back to the commune together
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Agreed. And should be brought up on child endangerment charges for letting their kids take part in this stupidity. Let me guess, dads a big sailing fan. Push your agenda onto your kids much? Pathetic. Nice to risk the lives of your kids to go after some lame record.

Jupiter, you brought up the fact she can drive a car at 16...Sure, but I wouldn't let my 16 year old daughter drive across the country alone, let alone sail across the globe alone.

Simple fact: By letting her attempt this you are deliberately putting her in the line of very real and very extremely dangerous conditions. Would anyone in their right mind want that for their kids?
Tank that is a little presumtive I think. When I grew up I grew up in my fathers sailboats. I wanted to do this exact thing myself but did not have the means to make it happen. When I was about 12 I would be the one in charge of my fathers sailboat when we overnighted up to Maine. I was the only one that he felt comfortable enough to leave up on watch and get sleep, anyone else and he could not sleep. He knew I had a total understanding of the boat and what to do if something went wrong. When I was 15 I started to solo his Hinkley. It was funny he would get calls from his friends telling him he was nuts. I always had on my life jacket when I was solo and I always kept myself harnesed in.

The hardest thing about a trip like that is the solotude. Age plays no favorites in that situation. If you watch the 17 year old boy that did it he stuggled with it big time. The 16 year old girl that just finished her solo trip did not so bad.

Looks like she did what anyone of any age would do. She lost her standing rigging and set off her eperbs.
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Just for conversations sake, I'm apathetic either way as to the reasoning. but what makes her parents any different from a parent that forces their child into sports. whats the difference between crippling and potentially life ending injuries on a football field or gymnastics and her sailing?
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Just for conversations sake, I'm apathetic either way as to the reasoning. but what makes her parents any different from a parent that forces their child into sports. whats the difference between crippling and potentially life ending injuries on a football field or gymnastics and her sailing?
We just had a kid get killed on an ATV the other day...... Now they are goign to pass a law that says that no one under the age of 15 can ride an ATV.... There is danger all over, can't live in a bubble.

Remember there are people that think that we are all irresponsible for the boats that we drive.....
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:28 AM
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AT 16 I was racing boats and going 30 miles offshore on shark hunts in a 15 foot Owens runabout.

Stop trying to legislate life.....that's what gave us today's politicians and Mothers against Drunk Drivers (which somehow managed to get involved with the trucking safety legislation that is going to cost all of you a fortune).

I am so sick of watching America become suckers for anything that mentions "The Children".

This kids got more b*lls than most of us and safety systems that apparently worked.

Deal with it.

We would be better served in developing ways to keep supersized (adult) egos alive in over powered Offshore boats IMHO.

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