A competitive approach to sailing: above all, speed. Relatively small, overcanvassed and overpowered boats, suffering notorious lack of stability, dominate the contemporary racing scene. - C. A. Marchaj
Maybe I should rethink the whole spot boat thing and stick with my orginal idea of building an outrigger sailing canoe.
Marlin sinks boat! Actually, the captain screwed up:
"Not all the details are in, but apparently the captain began backing down on the huge fish, a common practice in big-game fishing when a fish is taking line. He puts the boat in reverse to chase the fish.
One commenter on Marlin Magazine's Facebook post who apparently had some knowledge of the incident said that the captain fell as he was backing down on the fish at full throttle. The boat took on too much water and, finally, there was no correcting the situation.
Marlin Magazine reported that the boat went to the bottom of the sea and everybody on board was rescued by the photo boat. And, of course, the fish got away. "
Those guys are going to have a hell of a fishing tale to tell. For some reason, I don't think the captain will be getting that many charters in the future.
Oh shit, so this it, I'm going to die! This photo should give you, the non-surfer, a pretty good perspective on the power of those little things that roll across the ocean only to break against the shore, waves.
note: The photos are a little blurry.
I saw these guys off in the distance while hanging out at the Nespresso 18' Skiff International. I knew that there was going to be trouble, so I grabbed my camera and pointed it in their direction.