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Thread: Worrying moment

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    Default Worrying moment

    I looked at the Catamaran which had anchored shortly before, just off the cove, in a strong offshore breeze. When I looked again it had moved, so I found the crew firkling round the shore near their Avon.
    "Your boat's dragging".
    "Oh, is it?"
    "Yes, it was behind the promontory ten minutes ago, it's gone about 100 yards"
    The four jumped in the dinghy, then it became apparent they had difficulty rowing it, and they set off downwind and tide rather than gaining ground to windward before leaving shelter. They could have rowed round the corner and simply blown down to it.
    I had already phoned a fishermen who lives nearby and has several able boats on the beach, he turned up.
    Then someone who could row took over, but by now was faced with an upwind struggle. Fortunately the cat had loosened it's anchor completely and was drifting sideways, to meet the struggling crew. Plenty of white water not far offshore, lucky chaps. They didn't strike me as very proficient.

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    Default Re: Worrying moment

    Quote Originally Posted by fisherman View Post
    [...]They didn't strike me as very proficient.
    No, but lucky they had someone nearby to help and advise them. Hopefully they will learn from the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poignard View Post
    No, but lucky they had someone nearby to help and advise them. Hopefully they will learn from the experience.
    And hopefully the next time the colreg purists are running, this thread will stand as testament to the warmth, attentiveness, and generosity of the fishing community.

    Hard men no doubt, hard enough to row when we can't !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    And hopefully the next time the colreg purists are running, this thread will stand as testament to the warmth, attentiveness, and generosity of the fishing community.

    Hard men no doubt, hard enough to row when we can't !!
    Steady! I may start feeling adequate.

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    Default Re: Worrying moment

    hmmm, not often I read a post like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisherman View Post
    Steady! I may start feeling adequate.
    Don't worry someone will be along shortly to tell you that you did it all wrong but seriously, sounds to me like you did them a great service.

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    Default Re: Worrying moment

    C’mon, what anchor did they use........?

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    Default Re: Worrying moment

    That's catamaran-owners for you.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDG View Post
    Címon, what anchor did they use........?
    Were they Yachtmasters

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    And if they were flying a white ensign we'll pay good money for the pics

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