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Re: Drinking and sailing....
Considering that one needs one's wits about them at all times when underway, we do not permit drinking aboard at such times save for a single glass of wine or a beer with supper. When anchored up in a secure anchorage in settled weather we are less stringent on the matter but considering that one never knows when one may need to quit an anchorage on short notice, drinking to excess is not permitted. These policies have proven their worth over the years tho' they do keep some from sailing with us as we're considered "too strict". On the other hand, my daughter spent two weeks sailing with one of our in-law refusenic's on a charter in the BVI and upon her return commented that her "uncle Robbie" and his pal often got so sideways between anchorages that more than once she had to manage the yacht while they picked up a mooring and, on more than one occasion, fish an inebriated "adult" out of the water after he'd fallen overboard attempting to snag the mooring buoy. Accordingly, I'm grateful for his refusals, No?
PS: On the other hand, we do keep a store of "Full Sail" aboard for the supper beer while underway; Anchor Steam Beer for (of course) when we're anchored up; and, Harpoon for consumption when on fishing expeditions!
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Last edited by svHyLyte; 11-06-2017 at 12:36 PM.
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