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    Default ok for some ?

    I see the featured image fo the Volvo Ocean race( current main YBW News feed ) shows a crew member at the winch - with boat on a racing heel - wearing no lifejacket, tether or even protective sailing gear ( t shirt ) ?

    Not a great advert for sailing safety is it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemodreams View Post
    I see the featured image fo the Volvo Ocean race( current main YBW News feed ) shows a crew member at the winch - with boat on a racing heel - wearing no lifejacket, tether or even protective sailing gear ( t shirt ) ?

    Not a great advert for sailing safety is it ?
    Was the boat sinking or what? Looks pretty normal to me, daylight sailing,not rough, in the cockpit, not being washed by heavy seas? What is the problem aside from to a HSE fanatic making a point. I would be more concerned if he was walking down the dock with a beer in hand after the race.

    Skipper's choice to call, not Monday morning quarter back's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nemodreams View Post
    Not a great advert for sailing safety is it ?
    It's a good advert for sailing, though.

    What is the "protective sailing gear" intended to protect him from, please?

    Not sorry to disagree with a silly post.

    Pete

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    Default Re: ok for some ?

    should stick him in a high vis jacket, in the HSE world that protects from everything,

    In fact wheres his hardhat and safety shoes? and the waves are quite loud perhaps ear defenders too. and a shed load of stickers around the boat warning of pinch points / trip hazards


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    Default Re: ok for some ?

    You have to remember that these sailors are some of the most professional in the world. They know exactly what they are doing.
    People are people, regardless of race, colour or creed.

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    Default Re: ok for some ?

    But surely those sandals have steel toe caps

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    Default Re: ok for some ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nemodreams View Post
    I see the featured image fo the Volvo Ocean race( current main YBW News feed ) shows a crew member at the winch - with boat on a racing heel - wearing no lifejacket, tether or even protective sailing gear ( t shirt ) ?

    Not a great advert for sailing safety is it ?
    Agree completely (NOT)

    How is the Volvo video different from the one of you sailing with your harness on but with no tether???

    (1min 20 secs)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdaU...ature=youtu.be

    Is it a case of "do as I say" rather than "do as I do"?? Or have you both made a judgement on the prevailing conditions and risks????
    Last edited by Dave100456; 03-01-18 at 12:16. Reason: inserted "prevailing"

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    Smile Re: ok for some ?

    First class
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    Default Re: ok for some ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave100456 View Post

    How is the Volvo video different from the one of you sailing with your harness on but with no tether???

    (1min 20 secs)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdaU...ature=youtu.be

    Is it a case of "do as I say" rather than "do as I do"?? Or have you both made a judgement on the conditions and risks????
    Fabulous! Couldn't make it up, could you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvb View Post
    Fabulous! Couldn't make it up, could you?
    WHY not? OP did. Own, petard, hoist, by' rearrange to suit.
    Sermons from my pulpit are with tongue firmly in cheek and without any warranty!

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