Accidental Jibes - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Learning to Sail
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-02-2008
YachtRacer
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
YachtRacerMan is on a distinguished road
Accidental Jibes

Back when I was growing up sailing there was one day that I will never forget. I was sailing downwind in a dinghy when I reached over to assist my crew with the centerboard. With a slight wind shift and a small distraction I turn the rudder just enough to cause the accidental jibe. The next thing I remember was laying in the bottom of the boat with my head covered in blood. It turned out that my injury was not severe, but if my head was half an inch closer to the end of the boom I could have woke up in the ER. So ending the day with a small gash on the top of my head and one lesson to never forget. Take extra pre-caution when sailing downwind, always know the wind direction, and pay attention.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-02-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 1,837
Thanks: 4
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 10
nolatom will become famous soon enough
In about 45 years of sailing, I only got hit by the boom once.

I still don't remember the ten minutes or so just after, until I regained consciousness, nor why I didn't sense it coming, which I always figured I would.

Life's full of new experiences. This is one I'll try not to repeat.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-02-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Two Words: Dutchman Boombrake.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-02-2008
Thanks Courtney.
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: IL
Posts: 3,953
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
T34C has a spectacular aura about T34C has a spectacular aura about T34C has a spectacular aura about
It is called the BOOM for a reason.

One word: Duck!
__________________
hunter Legend 37 Semper Paratus
Formerly - Tartan 34C Yawl
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-02-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
GreenEgg is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Two Words: Dutchman Boombrake.
Good idea. Thanks.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 04-02-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
GreenEgg is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by T34C View Post
It is called the BOOM for a reason.

One word: Duck!

Then they should scream out "Boom!", not "Duck!".
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 04-02-2008
CharlieCobra's Avatar
On the hard
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA.
Posts: 3,503
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
CharlieCobra has a spectacular aura about CharlieCobra has a spectacular aura about
All this fancy gear I see everybody post up about just doesn't go on a classic yacht where everything is either wood or bronze. Not and look worth a damn. Besides, ya have to be standing up for my boom to hit ya, that and be over 6' tall if in the cockpit. If you are standing up, ya best have yer head out yer ass to start with.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 04-02-2008
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 178 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenEgg View Post
Then they should scream out "Boom!", not "Duck!".
Ironically the common pre-gybe call on our boat is "Heads up! Gybing"

Fortunately nobody's ever taken that one literally !
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 04-02-2008
artbyjody's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bellingham, PNW
Posts: 3,146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
artbyjody is just really nice artbyjody is just really nice artbyjody is just really nice artbyjody is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieCobra View Post
All this fancy gear I see everybody post up about just doesn't go on a classic yacht where everything is either wood or bronze. Not and look worth a damn. Besides, ya have to be standing up for my boom to hit ya, that and be over 6' tall if in the cockpit. If you are standing up, ya best have yer head out yer ass to start with.
You wait to tell me that AFTER I have sailed with ya... thanks
__________________
-- Jody

S/V "
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
" -
1983, Barberis Show 38! or
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.







Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 04-02-2008
CharlieCobra's Avatar
On the hard
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA.
Posts: 3,503
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
CharlieCobra has a spectacular aura about CharlieCobra has a spectacular aura about
Ya didn't get dinged did ya?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
accidental gybe peter428 General Discussion (sailing related) 23 06-09-2008 07:55 AM
An Accidental Canadian Finds Her Environmental Footing (New York Times) NewsReader News Feeds 0 10-14-2006 06:15 PM
Brighton rink's an accidental driving test (Boston Globe) NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-21-2006 06:15 AM
Deadly Serious about Booms John Rousmaniere Seamanship Articles 0 10-12-2004 08:00 PM
Putting Jibes in Perspective Rich Bowen Racing Articles 0 08-21-2003 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:17 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.