Originally Posted by JB1150
Then how far is acceptable for a 16 year old to be allowed to sail?
Alone? Allowed? Not out of sight and certainly not out of sight of land. The only reason I'd like to see the family charged with the rescue expenses is, not because of the risky adventure, but to knock some sense into them in a language they understand. Of course, that's not the job of the rescue units. So, it's just wishful thinking. For the parents home town citizens and his clients to shun him would certainly be appropriate. Would you do business with someone who drives drunk with his children in his car or who lets his child carry a handgun or let's and encourages his kids do drugs? Would you want someone this irresponsible with his own children caring for your yacht? Especially someone in this field should understand the dangers involved. This one didn't even understand enough to know that the southern ocean is not a place to sail in winter. This fool needs to get far, far away from the boating world. Maybe shoe salesman would be a better job choice (sorry shoe salespeople).