SailNet Community - View Single Post - Worst navagation error
View Single Post
post #27 of Old 07-09-2008
Senior Member
jimmalkin's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: MVY
Posts: 232
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
You're right, of course, but I suspect that we all tend to get a bit more "dreamy" well off-shore on a beautiful night with a full moon and a beam reach... Having said that, however, I also have to keep slapping myself from not taking "home waters' for granted. Once told a crew to keep the Statue of Liberty off to starboard as we headed south out of NY Harbor. Went below and five minutes later felt us going aground on a charted sandbar directly S of the Statue. The crew had kept the Statue to the starboard, but as it is on an island, had started a circle around it... eight embarrassing hours with tour boats, water police, coast guard, park police etc until the tide floated us off...My fault for lack of clear and complete instructions.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

White Rabbit
Vineyard Haven
jimmalkin is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome