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I left my slip under power and forgot to untie the other side of my tiller tamer. I was on a collision course with the bow of a large sailboat. At the last minute I was able to free it and throw it into reverse.
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Many years ago while teaching sailing and running before the wind. I had an accidental jibe. Which surprised my students and myself. So I said with a straight face: "That how we don't do a jibe." To this day those students never figure out that I had made a mistake.
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1. Forgot to attach the jib sheets to the storm sail in 45 knts of wind, not pretty.

2. Cranking up the jib halyard from the mast in strong winds with the main already raised, usual procedure, but not paying attention to the fact that we were on a starboard tact which brought the main to the same side as the winch, and yes, ripped a 3" slice in the main with the winch handle...arhhhh.

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I'm still learning better ways to screw up, but to date: changing my mind regarding which way to go around a small island while in a strong following current . (Hello, my name is Mike and I have run aground )


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There are three kinds of sailors—those who have run aground and admit it; those who have run aground and are lying about it; and those who just sit at the dock, drinking martinis out of their stainless steel martini glasses.
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There are three kinds of sailors—those who have run aground and admit it; those who have run aground and are lying about it; and those who just sit at the dock, drinking martinis out of their stainless steel martini glasses.

Do you use a miracle cloth to polish the stainless steel martini glass ?, lol

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There are three kinds of sailors—those who have run aground and admit it; those who have run aground and are lying about it; and those who just sit at the dock, drinking martinis out of their stainless steel martini glasses.
I've only done it twice (so far ). Once on purpose during keelboat class ('you want us to WHAT?!?'), and once 'cuz I was indecisive (see above). I learned not to be indecisive .


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"... the only matter of consequence before me is what I will do with my alloted time. I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and dip and soar in the breeze." - Richard Bode, First you have to row a little boat (pg. 94)
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forget to put the transducer back in when launching a few years back.

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