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Gary Jobson isn’t the only 12-meter navigator drawn to the New England bricks this fall – DC’s old Freedom (now owned by a foundation) joins the club after the crew put the old thing high and dry on the Hen and Chickens off Greenwich, CT this past Saturday.  The boat floated free at high tide with minimal damage (other than to egos), and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) used the grounding to publicize their new requirements to report ALL groundings to the government.  An interesting development for sailors, and if you’re a 12 meter skipper, take note: This shit always happens in threes. And note to the owner: fire your bottom cleaner.

Thread here.