Originally Posted by lukewhiting
I took it off and held it in the air so I was easier to Spot by other boats
I'm glad it didn't fall off!
I see why you did that. Is that what the zap cat guys do when racing? (I have seen a race but don't recall). Obviously avoiding being hit is a very wise precaution - but I wonder if you are actually safer keeping it on as if they do hit you it will hurt less? Just a thought.
As for the parker I think he realised you stopped suddenly and came to check all OK - not sure he realised you were having a little swim.