Originally Posted by jeffstevens763@g
What a tosser that rib could have easily been picked up by a wave and surfed the boat over the top of the wind surfer,skipper not aware of the conditions around him/her not in gear by the looks either no control of the boat. Eye off the ball that's what you get.
That feels a bit harsh.
I have no idea what she was doing there. But the waves didn't look particularly rough.
I'm not saying it wasn't helm error. Clearly a more experienced helm would have been OK. But when did it become acceptable to call someone a tosser for making what appears to have been a genuine mistake. If she motored in at 40kts did a dangerous turn near the windsurfer putting the prop near the surfer and then in the process flipped it, then you can use the T word.
Eye appeared off the ball to me because was trying to drive and communicate with the surfer.