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Old 05 October 2013, 18:39   #1
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Makes me cringe

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Old 06 October 2013, 03:59   #2
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was that a rib craft doing the towing?
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Old 06 October 2013, 04:05   #3
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Looked like it, like the RYA 4.8 packages.
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Old 06 October 2013, 05:26   #4
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I was surprised that the first objective of the safety boat was not to recover the person from the water and retrieve the small sailing boat second
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I was surprised by the direction of approach.. I'd have though coming from the stern of the dinghy was a safer route of approach. If they decided they were happy with the person in the water they could have looped a rope round the shroud and pulled the boat clear. If anything went wrong they drift safely.

They way they approached if the engine died the were gonna be ontop of the guy in the water.

If it really was necessary to approach from that direction, they should have gone in bow first to keep the prop away from the swimmer...

Other choice, if they didn't want to be stern to the waves, would have been to anchor the boat and use the anchor warp to ease themselves back pick up swimmer and the tow and then motor forward taking in anchor warp and then go from there...

Perhaps its all cemera angles and we can't see what else was going on nearby. Clearly a second boat over.
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I'm sure the dinghy sailor put a note on the moored boat to say sorry, left his contact details and offered to pay to remove any scratches from the hull.
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Not his fault... wouldn't have hit it if they hadn't parked it there ;-)
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Sorry I forgot, dinghy sailors have right of way regardless, if the navy bloke who got tangled up with that big orange ship during Cowes week a while back had been in a Laser then the skipper of the big boat would have in court instead!
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Rule No 1 of Safety boat driving - keep yourself between anyone in the water and the engine.
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It looks like the prop is heading straight for the guy in the water at the beginning.
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