Looking for some feedback...
This past weekend I was scheduled to crew on sunday at a large regatta, having arrived a day earlier I inquired @ the registration table as to any boats looking for crew. They directed me to a 40.7 (nice boat, my first time on one) that was missing most of their regulars. I was assigned to trimming the headsail and in a race lost a winch handle overboard
(in my defense it was during a last second ducking of a starboard where I had to scramble down from the high side rail
My question is what would be considered the proper etiquette in this situation?
Should I be expected to replace it...Should I offer with the expectation that the offer be accepted...offer with the expectation it be declined...should the skipper/owner release me from the liability by for example saying don't worry about it these things happen???
Feedback would be appreciated as I'm fairly new to the racing scene.
I've found who I'm pretty sure to be the owner on line and would like
to move expeditiously.