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    sailing is a dangerous sport. heck I dropped my gin and tonic and nearly twisted my ankle at my last regatta..... Oh and this one time I was walking barefoot on the deck and caught the jib car with my pinkie toe. Talk about an owie....


    There is a good discussion on Sailing anarchy. about changing form T foils on the rudder to L so the foils stay inboard of the sheer. but thats going to be redesign big $$$

    But at 40mph the flat side of a 2x4 will probably take your foot off.

    But in all seriousness sailing is a dangerous sport. getting clipped in the head by the boom. falling over board, getting fingers and hand caught up in the winches, blocks, rope burn.

    When I sailed dinghies, a couple days after an event I looked like I had been in a fight. bruises, chafeing ,cuts, bumps on the head, of lets not forget chance of hypothermia....Heck, I've proablyhad mild cases of it and kept on sailing. Heck scooting around a laser while on a plane and stuff the bow into a wave and I'd end up with the wind knocked out of me and bruised ribs as I slid into the mast...


    Are they gonna put lifelines on the cats? clip the sailors in... Heck they already wear helmets and probably flak jackets. I guess we coudl pad them up like a hockey goalie....

    not to sound callous, but Its dangerous... its part of the allure Deal with it.
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    Hi Marc,
    Every body knows as all others sports requiring movements except sitting in a chair with a beer and watching TV !! heheh!!
    Slipping in a shower basin is also very dangerous, it cost me 10 stitches in the head one month ago, but the surgeon (she) was very beautiful !!!.

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    The worse that ever happened in my Force V was the cockpit filling with water when the ball in the auto-bailer fell out.
    Sail honest.
    Rock music.

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    All tounge in cheek claudio...

    Maybe they'll put lifelines on the cats.

    Living is dangerous to your health....
    Marc

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    Very Lucky man !!!!

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    really luky since 5cm sideway there was the metal drawer handle of the cabinet.

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    Lifelines would be worse than hitting yourself on something- you will end up getting tangled in things and drown, so you are better off being thrown from the boat if it flips. Then the chase boat picks you up straight away.
    Last edited by TomoHawk; 12-06-2015 at 11:14 AM.
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    unless they run over you ..............

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    And it you are a judge/referee, you get speared by a bowsprit of the French boat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Lemke View Post
    unless they run over you ..............


    In that case you better know how to swim reeeealy fast: http://mobile.royalgazette.com/artic...RT30/151139963

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