An interesting article has come to light, explaining that over in a force 7 in Belgium windsurfers could be fined for taking to the water. The google translated news story can be seen here, but it’s a little confusing (as all online translations are!).
What do you think? Should windsurfers be fined for merely going on the water in dangerous conditions? Or should it be the case that if you have to be rescued in these conditions that you have to pay at least a contribution to your rescue fee?
There is no doubt that windsurfers regularly put themselves in danger, especially of late in the stormy conditions of Europe, but where should the line be drawn? Where do ‘dangerous’ conditions start, is over force 7 a good gauge?
Let us know in the comments below…