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Re: Run down by a Tug or Barge

Quite a number of years ago I remember racing on a light air day at West Van, and a tug and tow came through the race course.. not an unusual event, at least not then when the forest industry was thriving.

A racer was on a tack to intercept the tow line... believe it or not, the towboat operator actually slowed down to let the coasting barge sink the tow line to 'let the guy through'.. I couldn't believe it. The boat did not take up the offer, but it was something I'd never seen before, nor since.
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