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Re: What i learned in a heavy white squall
OK Everybody, take a chill pill.... sheesh.
I'm sure it was a traumatic day for the OP.. whatever the conditions actually were or were not. We've probably all been scared at some point, esp early in our sailing experience, it's very easy to over-estimate conditions - his own picture shows what looks like a relatively benign sea state.
I have seen a waterspout that was not on TV.. several, in fact, but luckily at a distance.
He got in over his head, survived to tell the tale. Whatever the details there's some good take-aways from that.
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)