Was it crazy to allow a 16 year old girl to try to sail around the world alone? Maybe. But in 50 foot seas, with her boat capsizing and then losing its mast, she did everything right. This shows she’s an accomplished sailor who doesn’t panic. Because she’d probably be dead if she wasn’t.
Their real error may have been not canceling the trip after delays forced her to go through the Indian Ocean during the stormy season.