Originally Posted by speciald@ocens.
I thought twice that the older guy in the blue life jacket was going to find out why they call it a boom.
This is what I saw as well...I dont believe he ever looked at the boom one time but was just oblivious as to its potential to take him out...it was never sheeted in once till the very end.
Originally Posted by endoftheroad
I didn't intend for them to be criticized I just think it's hilarious, especially the boy body surfing in the water
Laughing at them is criticizing them..
I would have never posted the video on You-tube in the first place....I guard my reputation closer then that I guess ...don't like flaunting my stupidity so openly....It really was a quit dangerous example of sailing..IMHO....as was mentioned almost know one paid much attention to the MOB
...the boom or the sheets
Were Not so much critisizing as wondering what message they are trying to show off on You tube...it seems to me they were proud of their handeling of the situwation with the posting
of the recover time and all that jazz...to which the only part they had a part in was getting the boat turned around...It could have had rather dire consequences had they not had the help of a comity boat........Just saying....laughing at the comedy of errors is criticizing them to be sure.
I found it educational in some respects as I can now show this to my crew and use it as a training video of what not to do......In that regard its a stellar production...
Thanks for posting it.