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sailorjim99
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Unhappy Want To Hear A Sad Story

On Sunday I went out for the usual race with my club.
An uneventful day..Little wind..Close sailing and all strategy all day..

We came in third on corrected time which was good for us..We ALL can't be winners..

As we were coming in to dock, one of the crew was at the bow ready to go over to tie us off.
The boat came in very slow and for some unknown reason, he jumped off..
All we heard was a scream..
He was not in view after he left so we did not know what was going on..

He broke his leg below the knee..
A guy who saw it said it was like watching something in slow motion and before he could tell him not to jump, he just went for it.

Ambulance came and he went off to hospital.
He broke the same leg about three years ago and needed pins etc to hold it together for weeks.
Now he is going thru it all again.

There is a lesson there..
NEVER JUMP OFF.

We all probably do it, right?
Well I am here to tell you from his screams, it hurt..LOTS..

So fellas, be aware that bone and concrete are not user friendly.
Ambulances take time to get thru locked gates and security.
Pain killers do not work all the time.

Just thought I would share that with you.
Take care out there and especially when coming in when you are tired.
It took the gloss off the day for a lot of his friends.

Jim.
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