An Editorial by J. Brock (FINN)
For oarsman Colin Yeates the battle against the
FINN thinks it is time to consider the events and the cost incurred to rescue Mr. Yeates - twice. During an interview with Mr. Yeates, FINN asked a basic question about provisions that he had for medical emergencies. His answer surprised me in that it seemed that he had not thought through all the possibilities and probabilities that could happen to him medically.
No matter how well prepared – GPS – charts – emergency medical kit – website tracking – wind generators – Kevlar boat - etc. etc. – the South Atlantic around the Falklands can be as treacherous as the Southern Ocean. Why, one wonders, with gales forecast, did Mr. Yeats set out at all?
It’s nice to have a dream of accomplishing something no one else has done before. However, in this case, the desire to circumnavigate
While numerous people – Sir Earnest Shackleton included – have faced the dangers of the
Lets hope that Mr. Yeates will not try for a 3rd time lucky.