From Abby's blog (although signed by Abby, written by her mother):
"TOO FAR SOUTH AND TOO LATE IN THE YEAR
We have removed the previous comments here from Abby's meteorologist/router as the comments in it were from a personal email between us and not meant for public viewing. We apologize for the major inconvenience this has caused. Abby's parents take FULL responsibility for Abby's sailing strategy and in no way blame, nor should anyone else, the team that was behind her."
So apparently even her parents did not trust Abby's ability to create and execute a sailing strategy. Sort of like the coach who calls in the plays for the team on every down, because the quarterback doesn't know how.