Originally Posted by Nostrodamus
Did you manage to find three French people who could actually sail?
Oh Nostrodamus, the French have some fine sailors
it is oft quoted in the Caribbean
"the English outfit their boat to go sailing BUT the French go sailing to outfit their boat" :-)
Bill, of Cygnus, a 1973 Challenger 32.
Our most idiotic and stupid mistake is getting too excited about coming in to a new harbour and running hard aground with a tail wind
and waves pushing us further and further finally necessitating large power boats pulling us off using halyards at the masthead.
Had a funny
side though, wife jumped overboard
to try to turn bow, busy treading water
until she realised that she could stand up.
Would have been even funnier had she remembered to take the cell phone
out of her pocket :-)
Good experience for Isle Juventud in Cuba
though when in a similar circumstance (though on uncharted sand bank) as soon as we ground to a stop put engine
full hard astern and eventually blew a path out backwards with some rudder