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Re: 16 year old trying to solo circumnavigate missing

Postby urbanbreez » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:26 am

16 years of age is entirely too old to be circumnavigated. I had mine done at six months.
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Re: 16 year old trying to solo circumnavigate missing

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:37 am

So was this a publicity stunt with money put ahead of the kid's safety, or were they simply cashing in on stuff they would have done either way?

Considering they were broke, I'm leaning towards the former.

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The father of recently rescued teenage sailor Abby Sunderland inked a reality TV deal early this year to cash in on his children's daring feats, the New York Post reported Monday.

Laurence Sunderland - who told "The Early Show" Saturday that he'd "absolutely" let 16-year-old Abby attempt her dangerous feat again - is "broke" and has been working with a production company on a show called "Adventures in Sunderland," the Post reported.
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Re: 16 year old trying to solo circumnavigate missing

Postby knapplc » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:41 am

Clearly this is a case-by-case situation so the Sunderland circumstances don't make all such trips foolhardy, but in this case you have to wonder - was the child really really ready for this trip, or was she "ready enough" and they needed the dough?
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Re: 16 year old trying to solo circumnavigate missing

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:59 am

I'd let my daugher try to sail solo around the world for six figures, and she just turned one.
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Re: 16 year old trying to solo circumnavigate missing

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:00 pm

With all these young girls sailing around, I'm guessing Aqua quits law school and enrols in Somali pirate school. :-?
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Re: 16 year old trying to solo circumnavigate missing

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:08 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:I'd let my daugher try to sail solo around the world for six figures, and she just turned one.

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Re: 16 year old trying to solo circumnavigate missing

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:29 pm

much better attempt than balloon boy
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Re: 16 year old trying to solo circumnavigate missing

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:21 pm

sure but im assuming the boat had state of the art navigation system and locators and all that jazz, no? omg boat flips over! "no problem we know exactly where she is!" boom 2 hours later, shes safe.

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Re: 16 year old trying to solo circumnavigate missing

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:25 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:sure but im assuming the boat had state of the art navigation system and locators and all that jazz, no? omg boat flips over! "no problem we know exactly where she is!" boom 2 hours later, shes safe.

MEH!

I can't tell if you're joking or not, but we should extend this to other pursuits.

"Sure, he won the Indy 500, but he did it with a helmet and a seatbelt in case he crashed. Weak."
"Yeah, the Saints won the Super Bowl, but did you see all those pads they were wearing?"
"So you got to the top of Everest, huh? Let's see you do it without oxygen."
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Re: 16 year old trying to solo circumnavigate missing

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:34 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:sure but im assuming the boat had state of the art navigation system and locators and all that jazz, no? omg boat flips over! "no problem we know exactly where she is!" boom 2 hours later, shes safe.

MEH!

I can't tell if you're joking or not, but we should extend this to other pursuits.

"Sure, he won the Indy 500, but he did it with a helmet and a seatbelt in case he crashed. Weak."
"Yeah, the Saints won the Super Bowl, but did you see all those pads they were wearing?"
"So you got to the top of Everest, huh? Let's see you do it without oxygen."

That's a nice post, but your keyboard really did all the work.
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