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Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage


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Kiwi Pete Smith transits the NWP in Kiwi Roa during COVID crisis, ignoring wishes of locals and Canadian government.

New Zealander sails through Arctic on custom yacht in violation of COVID-19 restrictions
'I am a yacht, not a bloody cruise ship,' says Peter Smith, who's adamant he will not be turned around

Is he a Covidiot or just someone upsetting the snow flakes?

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I'm getting offended by the amount of offense being taken around here.

No one is calling anyone a w^&#$@r, a c**t or a fuckwit, which would be highly offensive.

The OP is just trying to pose a question, can an adventurer go on an adventure. I would have thought that was a good and relevant topic to have here.

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2 hours ago, Kevin McCready said:

I've reported this post. Adopting the language of the extreme right to describe people who support the rule of law sets a dangerous precedent for this forum. 

Wow.

How dangerous? 

Man, lucky you are here to keep us safe.

Im thankful.  No, really...

 

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2 hours ago, Kevin McCready said:

I've reported this post. Adopting the language of the extreme right to describe people who support the rule of law sets a dangerous precedent for this forum. 

You use the same language often refereed to in suicide letters. You're not alone in doing that here.

Don't go throwing stones when you live in a glasshouse.

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38 minutes ago, Sabre said:

Good on him.

He is zero risk to anyone elses health & wellbeing. 

To bloody right.

To or Too? Damn that sunburst.

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Seems like a media beatup to me.

Looks like the he got told the Candian Waters was closed by the time is was too late and he had started the Passage already. I doubt going back upwind in Artic waters is an option.

He's was sighted here 7 days ago, so I'd say he has no choice but to keep progressing through the NW Passage.

 

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I am not commenting on whether Peter is right our wrong. I just simply want to clarify why the no boating rule exits.
Firstly, it depends on the Country as to whether you can sail in their Waters or not during the C19 crises. For those Countries that are banning Boating, it is simply for one reason. If anything should go wrong for the Sailor and they need rescuing, that Sailor is causing the Rescue People to have to come together and risk a possible spread of the Virus between them. Simple as that.
Although Peter has sailed all over the World, is very experienced and highly unlikely to ever need assistance, it is difficult to make a rule for one and not another.

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Correct.  Furthermore it is extremely rude to visit another country and blatantly flout their rules for purely selfish reasons.

 

Anyone remember the reaction a few years back when a certain nordic person decided he could sail to Antarctica and bugger the rules?

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Agreed, and to sail in another countries waters without their permission is to invite arrest and imprisonment. Possibly confiscation of your vessel. His risk, he must accept the consequences. Unfortunately his actions can have consequences for others following his path at a future date, even post covid.

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