a few years ago, i was with my 6 year old son sailing at creve coeur lake in st. louis, mo. we have an oday super swift (sunfish clone) and was tacking when we flipped. was new to sailing and still am
i had prewarned him that this might happen but everything would be fine. as we were going over, i told him to slip into the water and tread ( yes-- we both had life jackets) but i panicked (sp?) and tried to hold on with my problematic left arm.
needless to say, i dislocated my shoulder, AGAIN, but managed to pop it back into place while in the water. this is a reoccurring problem but not in the last few years.
by this time, the mast had wedged itself into the mud. luckily, i did not lose the rudder. after much huffing and puffing i was able to right the boat and helped my son back on board.
my problem now was to get myself back on while nursing a painful shoulder. after a few tries, i came to the conclusion that i had to use both arms.
like the idiot i can be at times, i ended up pulling hard with my left arm and dislocated my shoulder again.
after easing the joint back into place, we sailed back to shore where the days events were put on hold due to my throbbing shoulder.
my son, however, thought the whole thing was great !!