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Does it help in a crowded car park? Euthanasia might - it would certainly help with the overcrowding in the Solent, but in my experience, the only folk who've never had a whoops moment on a boat are non-sailors.Although if there were boat licences one would hope that skipper's would be cancelled for life!
Compulsory euthanasia would be another option
It's already the case that you need a certificate of competence for Greece. My (possibly incorrect? For discussion....) guess would be that people making these epic fails will tend to be folks who don't sail much except for a biennial charter holiday. Doing a week's course with a test at the end then not using it for a year or two isn't going to help much.
Quite. At one or more points he thought that he could turn into the wind without his stern moving downwind.I think it was his driving licence that was the problem.
He was driving it like it had wheels. If he'd never had a car he might have given his brain a chance to work out what was going on.
That was one of my biggest bugbears when sailing in that area:...The other skipper on the other boats didn't help...too busy shouting and pushing him away .
In all the years we sailed Greece , this is a regular problem ,