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Re: Well that's gotta be embarrassing!

What the hell was that guy thinking!?!?!?! Or maybe he wasn't?
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What the hell was that guy thinking!?!?!?! Or maybe he wasn't?
Well...looking at the spin in the first shot, I suspect they likely knew what was coming. I'm guessing they thought they would squeak by right up to the end.
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I'm sorry, but that is too funny! As long as no one hot hurt!!!!!!!!!!! I agree, "what was he thinking"? Even the 'spinnaker' couldn't hide that tanker, if he was a Naval officer, he ain't anymore!
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Re: Well that's gotta be embarrassing!

I am guessing he did not want to pass down to leeward of the ship and thought he could make it. Also that pokey purple chute just does not go well with the red ship - fashion faux- pas for sure.

Final question, what kind of anchor is best for catching ships?
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Re: Well that's gotta be embarrassing!

It seems the video has a live audio feed... around here the skipper/pilot of the freighter would be blowing his whistle enough to wake the dead - didn't hear any such thing on the video soundtrack.

The main and kite would have created a significant blind spot.. there's absolutely no evidence of any kind of avoidance manoeuver... I don't think they knew he was there. Very fortunate not to have been utterly crushed....
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Foul... I was on Starboard tack.
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Re: Well that's gotta be embarrassing!

Everyone on the yacht was Royal Navy personnel, that does not reflect well on the Royal Navy. "lieutenant Crash Wilson to the bridge on the double!) Oh thats going to be hard to live down!
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Everyone on the yacht was Royal Navy personnel, that does not reflect well on the Royal Navy. "lieutenant Crash Wilson to the bridge on the double!) Oh thats going to be hard to live down!
That's an example of what the British military call "Blotting ones copy book".
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