Skip to comments.French fishing boat rescues stranded Calif. teen (French captain fell into ocean during rescue)
Posted on 06/12/2010 7:04:01 AM PDT by jimbo123
A French fishing vessel rescued a California teenager Saturday from her crippled sailboat in the turbulent southern Indian Ocean, bringing relief to her family but ending her around-the-world sailing effort.
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The prose, sadly, is not mine, but that of one of our heroes of generations now gone, nor am I the one who posted it.
And I called you a weasel because you are a charlattan attempting to justify a point of view based upon a quibble over what Theodor Roosevelt meant by the word "man" completely forgetting the sense of the passage about being in the ring, etc., which is where this young lady placed herself. And I assure you that once she cast off lines and took the helm, the only person who set the course and steered it was she herself.
I agree with you.
Viva la France!
Some guy named Douglas MacArthur had a very prissy glory seeking mother, who pushed him to better his old man's record as a Congressional Medal of Honor Winner.
I guess I have misunderstood you as it seemed like you were defending them, but now you reinforce the stupidity of the father and his decision making skills.
When you were at university, by any chance were you required to take a course called probability and statistics? Do you know how that works? Do you know that insurance actuaries calculate risk? Do you know how they calculate risk? If you think letting your kids drive is the statistically equivalent risk of letting them sail around the world alone on a boat, why do you let your kids drive?
From what I’ve read, the father is the one who has been pushing this whole thing on his kids. The mother had expressed her concerns with the financial pressures with the advertising sponsors that let to the trip being made in winter. This dad shouldn’t try to bail out his debts and failing ship-building business on the backs of his children’s lives.
The father is a yacht manager where they build boats; had he been a condom manufacturer, just think of the possibilities...
I don’t see any difference in kind between this and letting kids play high school football. We know that every year a few kids will die, and many will be significantly injured playing football, yet we don’t ban the game. Instead, we do what we can through training and equipment to minimize the risk. Same thing here. Obviously, the boat builder did a great job minimizing those risks.
From a societal level, we would be better off with more Sunderland parents, and less like those whose 26 year old babies cheer because they can remain on their parents medical insurance.
Who will remember them?
Criticism's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more.
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Yes it was rushed for the record and the timing was atrocious.
I have no problem with her doing it in a well-planned fashion—she apparently was well prepared—but the ill conceived rush for a record takes this out of the “for the love of adventure” milieu into the “craven quest for publicity” milieu.
Bad timing, probably improper craft, etc....
Your elegant verse reminds me of something, but I can’t put my finger on it. It is almost Shakespearean in its eloquence though.
WHAT! No criticism for the French?
Obviously THEY didn't plan, or their captain wouldn't have fallen into the sea.
What a bunch of wusses here on FR.
I thought we were all for individual liberty and initiative.
Guess not all of us are.
OK that makes no sense at all.
Why can't YOU understand that because of a selfish desire on her part, a lot of people were at risk to save her, including the Captain that fell overboard in rough seas.
What you advocate is indulging a child in an expensive pursuit just so she can say she did it.
Did you read on another thread that this was about sibling rivalry with her brother? *sigh* Pretty expensive sibling rivalry. It only cost money. It could have cost lives.
The fishing boat was already at sea. The risk was not significantly greater than what it would be while they were making their living. If anything they should be compensated for lost time.
Abby Sunderland Quick Facts
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California
Started Sailing: 6 months [6 months old; not 6 months ago]
Family: Second of 7 kids
Interests: Sailing, adventure, art, animals
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