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Old 07 April 2015, 12:01   #11
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Just goes to show that everything is not as it appears in YouTube videos at first glance!


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Old 07 April 2015, 13:20   #12
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[QUOTE=ShinyShoe;672592]IF and it would have been a huge ask... He had seen the accident going to happen before the other boat with the dismasted dinghy he could have swerved both by turning to starboard and ditching the start.

If he'd turned to starboard he'd have put himself on a collision course with all the helms doing a decent gate start and that would have been absolute carnage because you're expecting that they have a hole to leeward to bear away into. Chances are he would have taken out three or four boats by doing that

In my view he did the right thing, throttled down and waited for the crash. It's not uncommon for the guard boat to take a hit on a gate start, which is fundamentally why he's there! I once witnessed someone starting upwind of me hit the guard boat rib broadside and stop dead! If you misjudge your approach and there's no gap sometimes you have no choice. Race starting is all about judging time and distance
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Thankfully Yachties are quite soft & hopefully no damage was done to the Rib.


.....sh1t happens.......
Whaaat?? Just seen this highly contentious statement - the super hero himself (Sir Steve Regdgrave) went onboard with some yachties once. On record he said he thought they were the hardest bunch he had ever met! Your sentiments possibly emanate from the historical (if non-existent / certainly irrelevant now) divide between those who participate in either sail or power. It should be noted that these days almost every serious sailing boat / team has at least one rib. Its time to recognise that almost every yachtie either has a rib or aspires to owning one
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Whaaat?? Just seen this highly contentious statement -... . Its time to recognise that almost every yachtie either has a rib or aspires to owning one
It would appear however that they don't have a sense of humour!
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Whaaat?? Just seen this highly contentious statement - the super hero himself (Sir Steve Regdgrave) went onboard with some yachties once. On record he said he thought they were the hardest bunch he had ever met! Your sentiments possibly emanate from the historical (if non-existent / certainly irrelevant now) divide between those who participate in either sail or power. It should be noted that these days almost every serious sailing boat / team has at least one rib. Its time to recognise that almost every yachtie either has a rib or aspires to owning one
When I said soft, I meant "soft" as in flesh, bone & blood meets GRP & Stainless Steel, not the "in the head" kind of way, but then again...................
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