I mentioned in a previous post that, in the two times I have gotten press in a sailing magazine, both have been pictures of me capsizing. This one counts as my first 30 seconds of fame. The picture appeared in the English Yachts and Yachting back in the early 1970's and, despite the blurry scan, shows an International Fourteen I was racing in Annapolis rolling over to windward .... again! Yes, look close and you can make out the rough shape of my upper torso desperately hanging onto to the windward gunwhale. Ah, the life of a crew forever trying to correct the missteps of the skipper.
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