Trolling yourself astern of a sailing vessel would have to be a damn fool thing to do. Apart from getting a cramp or losing one's grip--one could also get chomped by any number of cartiliginous critters. If I want to cool off I beach her and have a swim or throw a bucketful of water
There was a case a while back where three men
disappeared from a catamaran
, which was found sailing with torn jib
running but in neutral and a meal prepared on the galley
table. One could not swim, one swam poorly and one was a good swimmer. The boat had recently been purchased.
How they all finished up in the drink watching the boat sail away from them is conjecture--none of them had much experience if any--but I wondered if they blamed one another as they floated about a few miles from land in tigershark waters.