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Old 09-24-2010, 01:55 AM   #1
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Yacht found West Coast of Scotland CLICK

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:35 PM   #2
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Yacht found West Coast of Scotland CLICK
O M G !!! Richard, like all 12,870 fellow members - I'm sure this is - everyone of us - our very - worst nightmare. I do hope someone in here knows how to express our feelings to his family - - when the time is right. Gawd - how unfortunate. Ciao, james

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Old 10-22-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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I am saddened by this story. It reminds me of a similar accident.

I lost a friend, who was practicing for the Single-handed Farralons race out of San Francisco in 1981. Grover was sailing his J-24 which was found washed up on the beach south of San Francisco.

He probably fell overboard while relieving himself over the transom, and watched his perfectly trimmed boat sail away.......

These tragedies are all too easy to avoid with the use of a harness. To sail single handed and not tied-in is about the same as climbing a cliff without any protection or partner.

Just how hard is it to secure yourself to your boat? When sailing single-handed, choose to remain on-board, and tie in.
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