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post #69 of Old 04-13-2013
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

Originally Posted by itsaboat View Post

That small heading adjustment combined with an unfortunate wind shift (very common on our lake) and this was the result. That's not me, I am just forward of the unfortunate crew member on the rail. He is usually the foredeck guy, but we decided not to fly the chute that race for technical reasons. He was a little loopy for a bit but came out fine.
The sound of that Is sickening! Seems it was the hollow part of the boom that caught him. Glad he is O.K.!

Helmets make some sense! At least when racing. Remember when no one skiing wore one? A toque was all we thought we needed.

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