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Old 05 September 2008, 12:21   #1
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PB1 Accident.

A friend of mine sent his wife and 14yo son on a PB1 course with a local sailing school last week. He rang today to say that his son, wife, a 15yo boy and the instructor had been out in the school rib. The instructor let them all take the helm in turns, all went well until the 15yo had his turn. Apparently he gave it a load of helm, too much gas and hit his own wake. My friends wife was thrown over the side and his son over the rear quarter and into the prop. The prop ran totally along one side of his body taking a chunk out of his elbow and shoulder. He was in hospital for two days being patched up and is luckily ok apart from stitches and a cast on the elbow. His lawyers have been instucted.
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Does that not require MAIB to oversee an investigation? Hope he is Ok and is not put off boating.
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Does that not require MAIB to oversee an investigation? Hope he is Ok and is not put off boating.
The irony is, this kid lives his life wrapped in cotton wool as he is an only child and Mum frets, hence Mum going on the course with him. He is OK but, I'm sure that his and her ribbing days will be over.

I'd imagine that MIAB will be involved.
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Not 'Charlie'?
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Not 'Charlie'?
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Hope he remembers what they taught him about mooring techniques
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Hope he remembers what they taught him about mooring techniques
Yeah, your Dad yells lots of rude words at you when you get it wrong.
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"CHARLIE Be a good chap and take hold of that rope, would you? Oh, you've dropped it - don't worry, that's ok"
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"CHARLIE Be a good chap and take hold of that rope, would you? Oh, you've dropped it - don't worry, that's ok"
Nope, The Old Man managed to express himself in two words, 'YOU TW*T!!'.
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Nope, The Old Man managed to express himself in two words, 'YOU TW*T!!'.
I thought he used three
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