I must confess to being a waver too. It costs you nothing and you never know you may need their help later on. I also dip my ensign to RN warships too.
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Thread: Do you wave?
22-09-09, 09:45 #41Peter
22-09-09, 09:51 #42
AJB43 - spot on!
Oh, and my name's Pete and I'm a waver. It's been two days since my last wave and I know I'll feel the need to wave again in four days.What I lack in diplomacy, I make up for with less tact.
22-09-09, 10:02 #43
What's the consensus on a ferry load of people?
Do you wave at all of them or just the ones who wave at you?....I must admit I feel like a muppet waving at a ferry, not for the kids and parents who have waved at me to start with, but for the people the deck below who think I've started it by waving at them, then they wave back, before you know it the whole ferry has a Mexican wave going round the decks!Blog of a yachting photographer http://grahamsnook.com/news
22-09-09, 10:09 #44
I'll wave to anyone.....................it is nice to think that I may have friends
I dip my ensign too when I see Grey Funnel Line.
I did notice when sailing in the Solent at the beginning of the month that fewer waved back than I am used to on the East Coast.Peter
22-09-09, 10:27 #45
As a moboer, it's always a bit tricky to know whether to wave or not, because you may or may not get a response. I tend to wait until some kind of eye contact has been established and then wave.
I got a very cheery wave from Evadne the other day - not sure if he'd recognised the boat or is just a naturally friendly type. The latter, I suspect.
I hate to bolster stereotypes, but subjectively, most of the non-wavers seem to have a bl** ens*gn
Off to sample the East Coast this weekend, so I'll be able to compare regions.Itis apis spotanda bigon etoo
22-09-09, 10:31 #46Registered User
Location : Christchurch UK
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I'm generally a waver and mostly people wave back even though I'm 70-80 and ugly. I sail a slightly prettier than average small AWB and I have noticed that I'm totally invisible to any boat I'm overtaking, especially bigger ones with see-through sails.
I've obviously never come across wetspot because I've never seen anyone on a mobo look back to admire the carnage in their wake.
22-09-09, 10:34 #47Registered User
Location : UK, Herts/Essex
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I always wave - at everyone, including mobos and jetskis - they usually look slightly surprised and wave back - at least on the East coast they do.
The real challenge is to get the fishermen to wave back!
22-09-09, 10:44 #48
Just had a thought, if you can get a jetski driver to wave would they then fall off?
22-09-09, 10:44 #49
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