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Old 04-11-2013
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Re: Bad yacht accident: two dead (one rescuer)

Many times the boat at sea cannot access the real ferocity of the wave action in a river bar/ inlet until they are well in it. The angle of approach doesn't show the true danger as what you will see from the shore.

These river bars are no joke, even when handled by boats with lots of power let alone a sailboat with an auxiliary engine.

Sad to see the loss of life.


Paulo is correct, if the locals closed it why risk it. Stay away from shore. Time and time again we see that's how people get in real trouble. They may get beat up a little staying in deeper water, but the need to get back to shore is what puts them in jeopardy and costs them and their boat
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