Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-07-2009, 05:09   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bradenton, Fl
Boat: 1974 Cal 29
Posts: 110
When I was 16 I had an old Hobie 16 that I would single-hand around the bottom of Tampa Bay and that part of the Gulf of Mexico.

One day my sailing mentor, Bo, was on his Prindle 18-2 with me following along in my Hobie. We were sailing out of the ICW to go around the north end of Anna Maria Island and stop at one of our favorite restaurants.

It was almost a dead calm, but of the two piers that stick out from the north end of the Island, the west-most had a flag flying which was standing straight out. I watch as Bo goes past, trapezes off the side and flies the hull nice and high for all the people fishing off the end of the pier.

I figured I could do better... I sail closer to the pier, just far enough that I won't tangle their fishing lines. Instead of trapezing I just hike out, and let the wind push the boat over. Too late I realize that I'm too close to the pier to round up, and not being on the trapeze I don't have the leverage to hold her down. Even with the sails dumped, she still goes over.

I was close enough to the pier to hear a collective "awww..." from the crowd as I did my swim of shame.

Seafarer24 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dinghy w/ Name of Mother Ship? Sergy Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 33 01-05-2009 20:05
What to buy a Mother-in-Law Stillraining Off Topic Forum 10 26-12-2008 02:30
Washington Gougar potographs...Nature at it's finest.... Spin_Drift Off Topic Forum 1 08-12-2008 06:34
Mother of an anchor Vasco Anchoring & Mooring 32 18-01-2007 04:51

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:30.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.