Sailing in the Southern Ocean

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Should the French and Poms be banned from the Southern Ocean?

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Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by Trier » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:30 pm

Hi all, given the costs involved in rescuing French (sorry Pecheur!) and Pommie sailers, and the regularity with which they seem to find themselves in trouble negotiating their way through the Southern Ocean, should they be banned from sailing in that part of the world? :fishing: :jester: :sailing:


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Re: Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by dodgyone » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:45 pm

How many are sailing it without problems? A couple get into trouble and you hear all about it. I guess thats a downside of claiming so much water in our economic zone.
Don't wanna be a flat water hero.

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Re: Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by mac10 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:51 pm

How about just charging them for their rescue? Can't go to a hospital in the USA without a credit card. Besides, if they can afford a yacht to sail around the world i'm sure they're not broke.
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Re: Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by dodgyone » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:12 pm

Thats unrealistic. The wind is free and so should be everything else....
Don't wanna be a flat water hero.

Real men go fast when it's rough.

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Re: Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by STANDY » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:23 pm

Just yachts.
Have been a lot of yachts from Australia with problems in world waters over the years.
One Darwin sailor towed in this week
Anyone can buy a yacht and sail with little time spent on the water.
But the oceans can change in the blink of a eye also and catch the most experienced yachtsman out.
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Re: Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by DF140A » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:57 pm

:rofl: I don't know why I voted yes but I feel bad at this moment....no hate towards the poms :lol:

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Re: Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by Grizzly » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:27 pm

hell no, if they want to sail around friggin world let em. there's to many restrictions now, if they run into trouble our government should bill their government after all they have probably payed tax all their lives for the chance to something they always wanted!

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Re: Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by nomad » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:36 pm

Maybe we should add dutch workers in the harbour as well :lol:
Nah. youcant do that. its a shame that people get smashed when in the sthn ocean but its a wild place.
Funny how we can put the effort into rescuing lost sailors but cant help out our own when in trouble.
You cant charge people for rescue. if you do, then people would be reluctant to set off the epirb and may die as a result

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Re: Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by davet » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:24 pm

No sailing without insurance to cover any rescue. Can't afford insurance don't go.

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Re: Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by nomad » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:17 pm

Thats like these people who have lost everything in the fires and have no insurance. bugger 'em

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Re: Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Post by GoodLookinPete » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:10 am

dodgyone wrote:Thats unrealistic. The wind is free and so should be everything else....
Ha Ha! Unreal, do a google on the Maoris trying to claim for cash from the wind farms, they own the wind you know.

Back on topic, they should be hit up for the cost of the rescue, the bulk of them are cashed up clueless twats.

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