Editorial: Andrew Hurst
Patrice de Colmont created the Nioulargue in the early 1980s then ran it successfully for more than 10 years. However, he refused any further involvement after French maritime law changed in May 1996, making regatta organisers partly respon - sible for any accidents. ‘During the tribunal (over a fatality at the 1995 event) I was told captains cannot be responsible for everything; that organisers like me could be responsible if the event was badly planned. I agree with the spirit of that, but it’s not precise enough – it’s crazy. The captain is always responsible for the running of his ship. We have other responsibilities, but captains must see to it their vessels don’t crash.’
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