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Old 22 October 2013, 10:46   #151
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.....well what is the point in jumping out of a plane or climbing up a mountain?
Most participants in the above wouldn't push the envelope to the point where an 'event' was almost inevitable inorder to 'impress' others, 'coz they'd die.
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Old 22 October 2013, 10:48   #152
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Most participants in the above wouldn't push the envelope to the point where an 'event' was almost inevitable inorder to 'impress' others, 'coz they'd die.
Yes..let's just stay at home and not do anything even mildly risky..
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Old 22 October 2013, 11:00   #153
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Ok, i dont post here much any more for a number of reasons (not least i dont currently have a rib) but for whatever reason i did (and still do) feel this was an accident waiting to happen.

I am of course delighted that you managed to sort yourselves out with:

A) no physcal harm to anyone involved
B) no need to call out any other services (and therefore no physical harm to them either)
C) no damage to anyone elses property (other than prehaps the boat involved)

I do know that area of water well and whist the camera does flatten the sea, based on what i saw, it must have been quite lively there at the time! i guess the footage of the recovery (which is very intersting and well done!) is after the boat had drited out of the "race" hence why it looks much calmer.

I was coming through there in a 50 ft semi displacement motor boat a few weeks ago and we watched a 40 something ft sailing boat come VERY close to broaching in the breakers at the same spot. it is NOT a place to be taken lightly.

I absolutly agree that the each skipper is responsible for the safety of their crew and craft and in that respect, if someone wants to go play in the breaking waves its their call. Personally its not my bag and i wouldnt but then im getting on in years and dont want to leave my fiancee and two dogs without a family but thats my choice.

Was the video a demonstration of good boat handling in rough conditions? i suspect not or we wouldnt be disussing it in this light now. (and before we get onto the point "the engine stalled and lost 90% of its power" we should ask why, and what put it in that position in the first place... less than perfect boat handling resulting in swamping the engine..

Im 100% sure the people involved here didnt set out to flip the rib and its clear their actions post event were considered and appropriate. (less prehaps calling CG to tell them someone was going into the water under an upturned boat, personally i would have called it in but thats prehaps me being too cautious)

We all make mistakes, in my mind, being in that position in the first place would be a mistake for me but in the eyes of the skippers here, it wasnt. they have to live by their decisions and i am sure they are quite happy to do so despite my view and prehaps those of others.
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Old 22 October 2013, 11:49   #154
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Yes..let's just stay at home and not do anything even mildly risky..
Again, another inane comment.

You're attempting to blur the lines between extreme sport and dicking about.
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Old 22 October 2013, 12:06   #155
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Again, another inane comment.

You're attempting to blur the lines between extreme sport and dicking about.
Thanks for the words of judgement again

Hmmm- I think a lot of the worldwide population would regard all extreme sports as dicking about ?

Skateboarding - dicking about on wheels
Boat racing - dicking about on water
Diving - dicking about under water
Skydiving - dicking about in the air
Aircraft racing - dicking about in planes
Bike racing - dicking about on bikes
Car racing - dicking about in cars
Other fund stuff - just dicking about

in this case- no one go hurt , nothing got broken, no one suffered, no one had to leave work to come 'rescue' people that didn't need rescueing. If any of the above had happened it'd be a very differant thread.

If the CG had been called by a 'watcher' ..we all had radios we'd have heard thier broadcast for info. As it was ( again) - no one go hurt , nothing got broken, no one suffered, no one had to leave work to come 'rescue' people that didn't need rescueing.

It might even be able to (heavens forbid) be learned from - that a 4.7m rib can be righted - lifejackets work , killcords work, and that unless secured with a lanyard your handheld may sink....

Inane enough comments ?
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Old 22 October 2013, 13:42   #156
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I do know that area of water well and whist the camera does flatten the sea, based on what i saw, it must have been quite lively there at the time! i guess the footage of the recovery (which is very intersting and well done!) is after the boat had drited out of the "race" hence why it looks much calmer.
The boat was towed upside down (with Matt safely on Grimalkin) even further from where it had drifted to a relatively flat bit of sea before any attempt to right it was made.
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So he flipped his boat, so what, at least he's out there having fun, why don't you knockers get a life, they all knew what to do and no one got hurt, I bet you knockers don't do wake boarding or ringoing either, sound like you're all HSE disciples, what did you lot do last week end, at least they've got something to talk about, you other lot just sound like atmosphere sponges
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Read all the posts and now I am bored!
Personally I think it was good to share, and everyone is entitled to their opinion.

What I am now most curious about is this:
What did Matt learn and what would he do differently next time?
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What I am now most curious about is this:
What did Matt learn and what would he do differently next time?
Well I hope matt h learns to do a full roll landing back on the hull, I'm sure that it will take a lot more practice but Matt is defo the man for the job YEEEEHA
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Old 22 October 2013, 16:55   #160
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Well I can guarantee he's had an experience that none of you posters has had, there is more or less only two ways to learn how to drive a boat, his way will produce a good boat driver if he doesn't kill himself first. If he learns from this he will have an insight that none of us has
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