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I don't know why you all are picking on these skippers. I thought it was quite thoughtful, the way that second boat tried to free the first one off it's grounding.
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This is a test for the new AIRBRAKE system for sailboats.

Now i have currantly applied for patients but some one that lives south of the smelly FRENCH has busted me.And my product.

So can you tell me in plain language how i can advertize this REALY GREAT PRODUCT?? As you can see it does not.......
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Looks like the one guy accidentally deployed his parking leg.
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Right.

I lived in England for a year and sailed in the Solent a good bit. I learned a lot about sailing in the cold, high winds, insane tides and currents, and nasty bits of rock and wrecks. I came home with one clear conclusion.

American sailors are pansies.

Those guys were racing and cutting a corner tight. They missed the clear channel (no visibility into the water) between the wreck and the rock. Who among us has never ever made a mistake? Now move your experiences to a much more stressing environment.

It is an entertaining bit of film, but the skippers and helmsmen don't deserve to be ridiculed.

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I am not American....

Yes he does...if you race, it's your obligation to know where you go, how you go and when you go.

Where I sail, wrecks are clearly marked..int he water, and in the charts
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I am not American....

Yes he does...if you race, it's your obligation to know where you go, how you go and when you go.

Where I sail, wrecks are clearly marked..int he water, and in the charts
Following the boat ahead might seem like a good idea, but in many cases the navi-guesser ahead of you don't know where he/she are at either.

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I saw that one a few days ago. Poor keel. That would do some damage. Also, I wonder what happened to the poor sailers. That is a sudden and unexpected stop....

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I thought they were mating.
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This place is notorious for yacht-wrecking. I believe it's the "Needles" at the Isle of Wight. Apparently you have to cut it finer than that. Closer in works, it seems.

That first boat looks like it got hurt too. It would be so easy to get holed and sunk there. A wee buoy on it would help. At night, in heavy weather, it must be an awful place.

I think word gets around not to risk that course.

I hope that every one escaped with their teeth... that boat hit hard.


I nearly lost my own ship close to here one day in 1993....

The Waverley steams past Kames

....steering right up a reef with the Volvo in gear at 6 kt and brains in neutral.

The first mate look at me and said, "What are you doing?".

I froze to ice on the spot.

Little was said for the rest of the day. The message was carried by silences, and strange, suspicious sideward glances. It knocks the hell out of your confidence.... sublime over-confidence as it turned out. It certainly cooled my rear.

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I say...dear chap..would you care for a cup'o tea??

I say...really nice weather today, isn't it??

I say...care for some sheppards pie??

indeed I do, tata....cheerio!!


Think they got the mustard?

Dictated, but not read.
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Right.

I lived in England for a year and sailed in the Solent a good bit. I learned a lot about sailing in the cold, high winds, insane tides and currents, and nasty bits of rock and wrecks. I came home with one clear conclusion.

American sailors are pansies.

Those guys were racing and cutting a corner tight. They missed the clear channel (no visibility into the water) between the wreck and the rock. Who among us has never ever made a mistake? Now move your experiences to a much more stressing environment.

It is an entertaining bit of film, but the skippers and helmsmen don't deserve to be ridiculed.

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As a AMERICAN SAILOR currantly owning the DINK i resemble the pansies comment....A AMERICAN willing to agree...yup.

I do admit it...I take great joy in watching others screw up...Same as my forefathers have...

And the other thing that is the same...We all have gone and got there happy asses as all SAILORS should...Bought them a beer..And offered them the toolbox and time to fix the learning curve...
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