Originally Posted by boatman61
Takes time to depower a racing boat.. clear the sails and decks then go back and pick up someone.. especially if its upwind..
Also... time to stir it... the over reliance on lifelines is demonstrated.. makes one reliant on a maybe factor.. instead of the old 'one hand for me.. one for the boat..'
Seen folk doing stupid things leading to injuries in the belief the tether solved all...
I tether, especially when single
But I agree, tethering does not make you bullet proof, just like using seatbelts still requires safe driving. When the bow is pitching up and down 12-16 feet, your in for a rodeo ride tethered or not. I try to follow the three point rule
.. Two feet and one hand on the boat, if possible. Stay low. You know the rest of the drill well.