Originally Posted by sailingdog
A couple of problems with your second idea... boats have no brakes, and a five ton keelboat is only going to stop quickly when it goes aground...which solves the getting ashore part of the problem, but has other issues.
The last one is funny, but evil... and would need careful consideration of possible retaliation tactics by the stranded friends and their families...
Details my friend details.... All of these issues have solutions. If Mr. Golding wants to, I'm sure we can solve these very minor issues for him. The friend could deploy the stern anchor for example. This method could gain in popularity and become known as the "quick stop island moor"?????
Retaliation by the friends wouldn't be my big concern. (We're not even sure they know how to get off the boat!!) Retaliation by the Coast Guard may be a problem.