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And sailboat still has his fenders out--very Briston Fashion.
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You'd keep your fenders out if you were about to cut in front of a ferry, too... gotta keep those topsides clean!

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There's been a thread on this over at the YBW forum. Couple of things came out of that which are not obvious from the vid and make the skipper of the yacht look even more of a complete dill.
The entrance to that little port has traffic lights. At the time the Balmoral was entering, all traffic other than Balmoral was under red lights. The yacht was even warned as he left the jetty that he was headingg for trouble.
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just watched the clip of the "other angle" on youtube, it's in 720p HD, so I pulled it up on the 40" LCD in the living room where I was able to see a good bit of detail that didn't show up on the small laptop screen.

The captain of the passenger ship already had the engines hard astern for at least 12 seconds at the time the original clip starts (total of 15+ seconds passed between the engines going hard astern and the short blast of the horn you hear 3 seconds into the original clip).

The captain managed to bring the ship to nearly a complete stop just outside of the storm wall, and most definitely would have collided with the sailboat had he not taken early action.

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There's been a thread on this over at the YBW forum. Couple of things came out of that which are not obvious from the vid and make the skipper of the yacht look even more of a complete dill.
The entrance to that little port has traffic lights. At the time the Balmoral was entering, all traffic other than Balmoral was under red lights. The yacht was even warned as he left the jetty that he was headingg for trouble.
What can you say ?
Well, we could say they should take away his skipper's license, but of course, in the UK they don't need one

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Well, we could say they should take away his skipper's license, but of course, in the UK they don't need one
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I'm no marine engineer, but from the rocking motion of the large boat, it didn't seem to have much transverse stability. I'd had to see what happens if it lists more than a few degrees.
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