The Rambler_ incident in the Rolex Fastnet is a good example of where people almost died, and at least for me, there was tracker failure complacency. I watched the tracker as _Rambler rounded the Fastnet lighthouse, and when the reports stopped coming from the boat, I assumed the transponder failed. Too often they stop working, and the organizer goes, "Ah, the tracker is out." It's a bit like crying wolf: At some point, people will assume a tracker is broken when, in fact, something far worse may be happening. If race organizers are going to rely on these transponders for safety, in addition to position updates, they have to work 100 percent of the time.