The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3723682
Posted By: Rapparee
14-Jul-15 - 10:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Amos, last year I saw youngsters (about 12 years old) in a sailing school do a magnificent job of docking their boats. They did it correctly, bringing the boat alongside the dock and taking in the sail just in time -- all of the right stuff, even to having bumpers out.

Then the older, more experienced ones docked. Damned near straight in, and it was the ONLY time I've ever seen the old spread-leg dance from the dock to the boat done. More, that dance managed to capsize the craft and dunk the other guy as well as the dancer and it was done TWICE. These were, I found out later, the intermediate students who had been sailing for over a year. I did not see what the advanced students could do; I was laughing too hard.

The second capsize was done with the sail up.

It's a very good thing that the sailing teachers had pickup Zodiacs.