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gondolier88

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Sailing stupidity from the so called pro's....
« on: August 08, 2011, 10:28:13 pm »

Check this out; www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Nrx3Mdzls.

Never mind a boat, I wouldn't trust this guy to control an armchair while watching TV.

Greg
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Re: Sailing stupidity from the so called pro's....
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 10:32:10 pm »

There are reports that the skipper was warned off by the escorting pilot launch but still carried on. Racing crews at Cowes week are, what shall we say, 'focused'! This guy will probably be prosecuted for his stupid action.

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Re: Sailing stupidity from the so called pro's....
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 10:37:44 pm »

Well they were lucky to get away with a ducking and needing a new mast and spinnaker. Idiots like him give yachtsmen a bad name.
I would think it it a certainty that he will end up in court.
Geoff
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Re: Sailing stupidity from the so called pro's....
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 11:14:46 pm »

I have had to suffer from some really bad sailing "skippers" over the years , the "Power gives way to sail" at all times brigades. The tanker was in a narrow channel , had to maintain a decent speed to keep a steady course therefore the rules of safe navigation state that every other ship must stand off and allow the tanker to pass through.

Absolutely a clear breach of the rules of the road and the skipper of that yacht deserves a very heavy fine.

One time off Aberdeen in the 80's we were towing away 40 miles East of the coast when a yacht "skipper" came on the VHF demanding I altered course for him ( he was heading right for the PORT side of the boat... I was clearly showing him the red nav light ) , considering that a fishing vessel under power towing gear has right of way over ALL boats EXCEPT in a narrow channel where a large vessel is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre I explained on the VHF that he had to alter for me. This led to him screaming and swearing his head off threatening to report me to the Coastguard , I simply got out the rules of the road from the almanac , read out the very clear meaning that he was in the wrong twice over ( a vessel approaching another vessel which is showing its red nav light must stand off - give way - the vessel showing the red light ) and that as the trawler was 115t and steel that his 30ft grp yacht would simply bounce off and probably sink leaving nothing more than a few scratches in our hull he altered. Thankfully Aberdeen coastguard came on ( they had listened to all of this as it was on Ch16 !!! )and ordered the yacht to alter course.
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Re: Sailing stupidity from the so called pro's....
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 11:51:20 pm »

Dave as a yachtsman I have never had any problems as I sailed on the assumption that (a) the other ship hadn't seen me
(b) I had bought the boat and didn't want it damaged or sunk so descretion was the better part of having the right of way
so I always turned away to avoid any chance of a collision.  I know the rules of the road say you should stand on to avoid
causing confusion to the give way vessel and then take all action to avoid  collision, but when its obvious the other vessel is not
going to give way why be a pillock and  and stand on and have to do an emergency turn at the last minute.
Mind you Spanish fisherment are something else - you just never knew what they were going to do next.
Geoff
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Re: Sailing stupidity from the so called pro's....
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 12:41:29 am »

"I had the right of way."  Carved on the ragboater's tombstone......   <*<
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Re: Sailing stupidity from the so called pro's....
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 10:28:30 am »

I have had to suffer from some really bad sailing "skippers" over the years , the "Power gives way to sail" at all times brigades.

I don't know if you saw the related video of the same event by a 'yachtie' entitled 'Stupid tanker hits sailing yacht' or similar- some sensible person had left the one and only comment - "Surely you mean yacht hits tanker"! Say no more.

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Dekan

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Re: Sailing stupidity from the so called pro's....
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 11:18:55 pm »

Yeah outrageous the tanker should have "jinked" out of the yachts way  :}
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