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May 8, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

When sailing, if there’s no wind, get out and push

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Not sure pushing will help much in this situation.  Having been overboard a few times myself, this is an awkward moment for all sailors.   The sail number has been blanked to protect the innocent.



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  1. disperser / May 8 2013 10:27 pm

    Not sure about innocence . . . was he thrown out? Otherwise, not so innocent.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / May 8 2013 10:45 pm

      No, it was a capsize. At that part of the lake the wind can behave unpredictably and if you don’t concentrate you get wet. So, you are probably right about the ‘innocent’ bit.

  2. RMW / May 9 2013 12:55 am

    A learning experience…

  3. kiwiskan / May 9 2013 7:24 am

    My husband and son-in-law know all about that…

  4. Argus / Sep 4 2013 9:14 am

    Have you never before seen a water-skier awaiting lift off?

  5. Capt Jill / Dec 4 2013 4:40 pm

    reminds me of me and my old sea snark, lots of (wet) fun 🙂

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