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Old 10 December 2015, 10:40   #31
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......... also be the Hercules heel........





Aye that's what happens when you've got the weight of the world on your shoulders😄
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Old 10 December 2015, 11:22   #32
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Aye that's what happens when you've got the weight of the world on your shoulders😄

You a cruel man PD.......

We all all know you are not likely to see a chilly seal in Australian waters.........!

I must say that it surprised me just how easily that rib that turned over . We could all learn from that .
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Old 10 December 2015, 11:40   #33
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to see a chilly seal in Australian waters.........!
Yer both a pair of bad rips
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Old 10 December 2015, 12:01   #34
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What to do to help.?....just my view

If the guy in the water was asking for help I would asses the conditions and water depth. The guy looked very close to shore so should of been able to get back on his own.
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The best thing to of done would be call the local marine rescue group and just stand by if they need assistance. Having once been part of a volunteer rescue group we loved getting any calls to go out and help (made life more fun than rescue practice).

Any other ideas (it may help someone making the same mistake)?
If she was just a passer by then I think your suggestions are reasonable, however I assume he was being coached or supervised by her (is he not actually starting his board from sitting on the rib tube at the start?) in which case I think calling the Coastguard is not a sensible step - although knowing when a safety boat job has become a professional rescue is probably one of the challenges. Her boat positioning was wrong, but I think if you are going to do coaching / safety work in the surf line on a very small boat its probably a fact of life that you will from time to time end up the wrong way up.
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Old 10 December 2015, 12:12   #35
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pfffft!

Helps when you have an isolated breaking rock outside your back door. That said, I'm not surprised that Frank is targeting third world markets with faux-stealth designs...

I like the camera in the engine bay looey
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pfffft!

Helps when you have an isolated breaking rock outside your back door. That said, I'm not surprised that Frank is targeting third world markets with faux-stealth designs...

And why we are on the subject,those cameroon'z would come over on a front kin DOOR:flow ers:
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About fifteen years ago I went to help a windsurfer whose mast had snapped. He was really, really fat and I didn't know whether to drag him over the tubes or harpoon him.
Wasn't me (never had a mast snap) but thank you for going to their assistance.

I am sure karma will repay you.
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Once onboard both people could then either lift the windsurfer board onto the boat or tow into deeper water with less breaking waves to sort the board.

The best thing to of done would be call the local marine rescue group and just stand by if they need assistance. Having once been part of a volunteer rescue group we loved getting any calls to go out and help (made life more fun than rescue practice).

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I'm trying to remember the official recovery method, I think it is sail Across the bow, mast forward, with the surfer if able holding it ( sat on bow facing console?) , board along side in the water ( looks like he was on a short wave board, these are low buoyancy) or you de rig and roll sail up around mast and strap it to the board by the footstraps (harder with modern battened sails especially cam sails)
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...however I assume he was being coached or supervised by her...
Looking at the link you posted earlier, Poly, its a community not-for profit training organisation with the aim of brining back Colwyn Bay to a seaside destination. This sort of publicity probably won't help progress towards that goal.
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I've spent 31 years surfing all over the world and it really does give you a good understanding of how the ocean moves. I'd recommend checking out www.windguru.cz to check on the swell state. Waves under a 10 second period will be close together and choppy and waves over 10 seconds and become more organised will longer lulls in-between sets. Swell directing also plays a big part. Best advice I've always worked to is never turn your back to the surf :-)
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