Saturday, April 18, 2009

We'll be right back Jill!

Another leadmine disaster video.

This is an oldy that has somehow escaped my attention. A Capri 25 knockdown and bow woman overboard similar to the Melges 24 video posted a while ago. Some of the crew seem frozen but admittedly it is hard to do anything at 90 degrees. There is the fellow in the Tilley hat and the blue life jacket with a death grip on the leeward edge of the companionway and also the fellow in the orange lifejacket who, after enduring being submerged on the leeward rail, gets unceremoniously dumped down below, never to be seen again.

The honorable Tillerman has commented with a link to the reply, posted on his blog, by the owner of the Capri 25, Mark Hammett. Well worth clicking over to get the full story. Let me state that I try to keep my editorial content from being too snarky. My regular readers know that my best sea stories are about my screw-ups.

1 comment:

tillerman said...

I posted this same video on my blog a couple of years ago, and shortly afterwards received a long email from the skipper about his motivations for making and posting the video.