I don't want to in any way diminish the tragedy of that poor man being killed by his boom. It could indeed happen to anyone in the extraordinary circumstances of a storm at sea.
BUT. Does anyone remember the 'I-nearly-killed-myself-and-my-whole-family-through-stupidity' stories that used to appear in Sail Magazine? We sailed in the Chesapeake at the time, and every month, I read another horror story in Sail Magazine.
The primary result of this reading occurred at night and in heavy weather
, when the captain
of our boat
[my husband] informed the crew [me] with some irritation "Jane. When a boat turns over, it doesn't happen as fast as you think it will."
Do you know, I still can't decide if that's funny