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Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: Another missed approach at Barnegat Inlet...
Given the weather you describe, I suspect he was attempting to run for cover. A poor decision but likely prompted by exhaustion and likely not a little fear, all of which inhibits clear thinking/decision making. Fortunately he survived. Unfortunately, the yacht may not and in any case he will spend the remainder of his life berating himself at some level for such a dumb move.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."