Originally Posted by nautical62
Mintyspilot: As someone who does a number of outdoor activities, I find in many ways they have more in common than the different. Doing a lengthy sea kayak
trip in Australia
really isn't all that different than sailing in the Bahamas
I think you are right.
I suspect that there is a mindset, an approach to doing things and a high degree of practicality and "robustness" involved in these activities. You either have it or you have not. If you have it then it helps across all these activities.
There clearly are other similarities. There is thread in the multihull
forum, IIRC, about a cat that flipped and most members of the crew died. From reading that account it obvious that a number of factors came together to cause the deaths and the absence of any one of those factors would have prevented deaths or reduced the death toll. This is also a known problem in aviation. Most accidents, fatal or otherwise, usually need three or four factors to converge to cause the accident
, so letting things "go" and not correcting them is clearly bad news in either the air or the water
. I imagine it would also apply to cycling, kayaking or go-karting.
The more I read on here, the more similarities I see in these activities so I am hoping that when I am ready for sea that I'm already part of the way there.