Sick baby's parents defend their big sail

  • Parents Eric and Charlotte Kaufman, who took their young children for a round-the-world sailing trip are defending the recent incident, which involved the family being rescued after their one-year-old daughter fell sick. 

    "We understand there are those who question our decision to sail with our family, but please know that this is how our family has lived for seven years, and when we departed on this journey more than a year ago, we were then and remain today confident that we prepared as well as any sailing crew could," the couple said in a statement. 

    Some have looked down upon this idea and called it "nuts" but the couple insisted that they are "proud" of their choices and preparations. The family is expected to reach San Diego midweek. 

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