I realize that... Last year we actually grounded an X-Yacht, he probably realized that I had local knowledge - He just didn't realize how local.. So they was stuck a little to the wrong side... Funny thing is that if he'd gone outside he would have passed us, as he's a lot faster on a broad reach than we are.It's a race..short line makes better times...
Wrong,I don't know why you all are picking on these skippers. I thought it was quite thoughtful, the way that second boat tried to free the first one off it's grounding.
Following the boat ahead might seem like a good idea, but in many cases the navi-guesser ahead of you don't know where he/she are at either.I am not American....
Yes he does...if you race, it's your obligation to know where you go, how you go and when you go.
Where I sail, wrecks are clearly marked..int he water, and in the charts
I lived in England for a year and sailed in the Solent a good bit. I learned a lot about sailing in the cold, high winds, insane tides and currents, and nasty bits of rock and wrecks. I came home with one clear conclusion.
American sailors are pansies.
Those guys were racing and cutting a corner tight. They missed the clear channel (no visibility into the water) between the wreck and the rock. Who among us has never ever made a mistake? Now move your experiences to a much more stressing environment.
It is an entertaining bit of film, but the skippers and helmsmen don't deserve to be ridiculed.
sail fast, dave