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Sailors BEWARE
Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:55 AM
Joined: 14/01/2009
Posts: 1026

Sailors BEWARE...... Sailors BEWARE.......
Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:34 PM
Joined: 29/12/2008
Posts: 6

im thinking the lazy sheet was still attached and caught him pulling him into the vang?
Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:55 PM
Joined: 14/01/2009
Posts: 1026

Im Thinking that they are COWBOYS. Read it and nowhere does the captain state that he was pushing it to hard. Only MACHO terms like full main in 30 to 35 knots and " Bomb Alley " when participating a photo opp, push button, parade regatta..... Poo Poo. The rule is drive a boat as hard as the skill of the crew and the robustness of your gear will allow. An accidental jibe with a 25 meter boom and an exploding jib sheet...That yacht is an accident waiting to happen... Sailors BEWARE.
Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:40 PM
Hi Junior
sorry but i'm off the topic,but can't seem to find your email to ask you a question directly.i saw on a previous comment you made that you like to hire safas and have no problem in sorting their visas out.can you please explain to me how you go about and deal with there visas?it would really help me a email:

Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:21 PM
Joined: 16/04/2009
Posts: 155

Hey All,
Cowboys is not the relevant term here.  Racing big boats is. The yacht is only a year old and to have a sheet part happens now and then. I do agree with a full main in 35kts is a bit crazy but in defense had a blade jib flying.(FYI-kind of a Yankee).
Seems the crew did what was called for after the incident...that's why a "Ship's Medical Officer" was on board along with the medical equipment necessary to treat him.
Seems a true accident, gung-ho sailors with the wither all to deal with whatever happens.
Hey Junior, ever race Beetle Cats and got rope burn? It was only blowing 15 and we only have a main!
The Slacker

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2010 9:02 AM
Joined: 14/01/2009
Posts: 1026

Errr.......on a yacht with a professional captain he is paid to avoid accidents. That yacht crash jibed coming across the Atlantic and wrapped its enormous boom around the shrouds. On Professional yachts you keep crew out of the danger zone of lazy sheets and the loaded 'V" . On A big parade yacht, with full PUSH TO TRIM sail controls there is no reason for any crew to be anywhere near the danger zone. Responding to procedural accidents by carrying your own on board doctor to scrap up the damaged remains of crew is not yachting. Any crew sailing on that yacht BEWARE.
Posted: Friday, June 18, 2010 9:17 AM
Joined: 14/01/2009
Posts: 1026

The significance to all crew is to stay alert to all the accidents happening on big yachts, learn from these accidents and most importantly guard your own personal safety by never relying on MACHO Bomb Alley talking captains to keep you free of injury.
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