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TV sailor hits rocks - lifeboat called - film

Good bit of film this I reckon

it was happening for real

it was well shot

no-one pretended to be hyperventilated on camera

but you can still hear the adrenalin in his voice

as a peice of TV what more could you want

it is an honest narrative

BBC Crew's Sailing Mishap - Landward - Series 6 Episode 16 - BBC Two - YouTube

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That was a pretty good bang. A good lesson in staying calm.... also that charts are not 100 per cent accurate.
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The American version would be wrought with suspenfull Hitchcockian soundtrack, screaming and bleeped expletives, total recaps after every commercial and lots of heavy close-mike breathing.
NEXT ON "SAILORS FROM HELL" CARNAGE ON THE ROCKS, AFTER THE SIMPSONS. STAY TUNED
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If you can sail away with "slightly less than you left with originally" after a thump like that - you know you have a well-found boat.

Great find Dylan! Thanks.


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The old local knowledge thing.

Did his depth sounder work?

The depth sounder did not help in the case of the one rock I hit; it read 14.9 feet.

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utterly agree

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The American version would be wrought with suspenfull Hitchcockian soundtrack, screaming and bleeped expletives, total recaps after every commercial and lots of heavy close-mike breathing.
NEXT ON "SAILORS FROM HELL" CARNAGE ON THE ROCKS, AFTER THE SIMPSONS. STAY TUNED
you are so right

I think that if we want to see more of TV programmes that treat its audience like human beings then a compliment on the youtube film that stands an excellent chance of being seen by his boss might be a good thing to do

I have no connection with the man other than that I remember using bits of his reports on the early morning farming show I gobbed a couple of decages ago when he was a skinny fop haired reporter who sent stories from cold places. I remember that it was impossible to spell his name the same way twice

- and he was doing a good job then as well

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Interesting that I think I heard him exclaim that his GPS was showing the other boat coming in on land just before he hit the rock.

Local knowledge still trumps modern electronics.

Good video but not a continuous live reel. I wonder what hit the cutting room floor.

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If you are of the 'miss as good as a mile' club, you could trust your GPS plotter as it 'quilts' from chart to chart.( Best tried on a rising tide) Rocks are bad.
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When you find yourself saying..."My GPS shows that boat over there sailing in the fast lane on highway 90." it's time for a closer look-see at what's actually around you, eh?


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I wonder if that rock is on the paper chart.

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