Decision Type - Can Something Bad Happen?

by Hal Mooz 12. April 2014 09:07

The 'Rebel Heart' Parents Want To Show Their Daughters The World. The Risks Are Worth It.

My husband and I are raising a child while traveling aboard our 40-foot sailboatCeilydh. The world has two types of responses to our parenting choice: “Lucky kid!” and “That’s crazy!”

The crazy chorus is loud and angry after a fellow cruising family underwent very public rescue this past weekend. Sailors Eric and Charlotte Kaufman were sailing their vessel, the Rebel Heart, from Mexico to New Zealand with their young daughters Lyra, 1, and Cora, 3, when, 900 nautical miles from Mexico, they made an emergency call to the Coast Guard after their youngest daughter became seriously ill and the boat’s power and steering malfunctioned.

As the rescue played out in the news, with the Navy and the National Guard both stepping in, many questions were raised: Who should pay for the no-doubt costly rescue of this family? Did the Kaufmans have enough training for this big trip? And, most of all, what were they thinking taking their young daughters on such a risky adventure?

(What about the rescuers that were put at risk?)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/11/rebel-heart-parents-risks-worth-it_n_5126871.html


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