Just got back from a regatta in the Caribbean where many of the crews (on big boats) are collected from the dock. Checking out the ribs coming in and out while waiting for my ride I estimate that over 50% of the drivers were NOT wearing the kill cord (which often could be seen dangling free). This is taking into account ribs I counted with (invisible) proximity kill cords. Bear in mind most if not all of these ribs are associated with high profile professionally run vessels whose policy and SOP is supposedly set in stone. ( ie all drivers are required to wear the kill cord).
I was stunned.
__________________ - "No matter how big the sea may be, sometimes two ships meet".
It's not just there - sit on the wall by the Old Fort in Seaview and watch the DFL's / Second homies come into the yacht club slip - substantial boats and outboards, often driven by the teenage kids........then try to see how many are wearing the cords - very few unfortunately