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Old 23-10-2010, 16:36   #1
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Short, and Very Entertaining, Sailing Video

I want to share this short video that I found on youtube a year or so ago.
No one got hurt so above and beyond that I laugh my but off everytime I see it.
The music is awesome!

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Old 23-10-2010, 16:46   #2
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If I were Jill no way Im getting back on the boat. I thought the guy in blue was going to jump into the spectator boat and where did the helmsmen go last we saw he finnally went fordeck but then disappears?
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I almost died the first time I saw that clip The old guy in the hat seemed to be hanging on for life terrified
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Old 23-10-2010, 17:55   #4
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actually he was hanging onto the dear life of a little kid. At first I thought it was a gas can but later the kid somersaults into the cockpit.Paralysis should have been the film title
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Old 23-10-2010, 18:41   #5
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speechless....the confusion seems to be a combination of lack of training and lack of experience. At least they are out there gaining the experience....

....although some of the situations appear comedic....when I see scenes like this on video or live.....(hopefully not on the decks of any vessel I am enjoying)....I have a strong conviction that they learn to sail safely...
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Jeez...... owwww...... my stomachs hurting..... hehehehehehehehee
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I was waiting for the boom to come across and nail someone but didn't happen, thank goodness.
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Me too...I thought the old guy was the next one going in the drink.
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I'll third that. That guy in the cockpit with the hat looked completely clueless the whole time.
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That was a Chinese fire drill. I've seen this sort of thing before but not on my boat or a boat I crewed. People such as the ones on that boat have no business racing. I like to see people gain experience but they should NOT race. They are lucky no one was hurt. I too was waiting for the oversized baseball bat (boom) to nail the guy in the hat but thank goodness it didn't happen. Also, all but one person appeared to lack physical conditioning to be in twenty knots of wind on any sailboat! WOW!!!
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Damn you guys are hard. Guess you were never newbies and just know it all. Hey at least they are out there trying and learning. We all make mistakes and we all have to learn and screwing up is one of the best ways to learn. I for one do not want to be like the kid on the Simpson's pointing and going "ha ha" I know only too well my day will come too. Just my 2 cents
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Not to be too too critical about the people in the video but I said they shouldn't be racing, at least not in that wind. I have been sailing since I was 4 years old so I was never a responsible crew member when I started. I have taken countless newbies on my boats and several of them are now lifetime sailors. I am just saying inexperienced people get hurt on boats in 20 knots of wind especially during races because you are in a hurry!!! The more newbies the better, during fair weather....
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It looked to me like they were very fortunate that no-one was hurt. That looks like a small boat for those winds. I frequently sail in 20 knots but my boat is much bigger. I've never flown a chute in those conditions although I understand racers do.
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Ironic that the person who fell overboard is named Jill Freshwater. Glad the only injury seemed to be to their pride, and I love that they retired from that race (# 6) and prepared for race # 7.

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I thought twice that the older guy in the blue life jacket was going to find out why they call it a boom. I noticed that the helmsman never let go of the spin sheet or turned to bring the spinaker behind the head sail to help the foredeck recover the halyard. I raced a 40 ft C&C for years that had a mast head spinaker. We only knocked the bowman out once. i gave it up because it was too difficult to get 6 people with enough experience so that it wouldn't be dangerous.
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