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Old 29-11-2009, 19:40   #16
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Originally Posted by sec906 View Post
A double-tether would eliminate those few seconds, so you are always clipped with one clip or the other, for example: Wichard ORC Bermuda Race Tether
This is true, however I doubt very seriously that many of us have jacklines going down the conpanionway to clip into.

Make no mistake, this was a freak accident that caught someone in between those areas of safety for mere seconds.

Looking at the video again, you can hear the harnes beeing unclipped at 3 seconds in, then the man has to scoot himself forward and stand up to step around the idot with the camera, who is preventing Bowers from getting closer to the companionway before unhooking his harness. this takes about 7 more seconds, then the wave hits at 10 seconds in, just when Bowers stands up.

Seven seconds. That is all the time between when he was hooked in, to when he was launched. One second later, and he was in the water.

Some people are like a slinky...

Not really good for anything, but fun to push down the stairs.
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Old 30-11-2009, 05:06   #17
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