There are adrenaline junkies, and then, there are Adrenaline Junkies.These folks take that old biscuit, "Living Close To The Edge" to a whole new level.
"Overcoming fears, they step off into thin air and fly like birds, hurtling at impossible speeds and gliding across beautiful landscapes. A startling insight into the revolutionary sport that brings the dream of human flight alive."
How politically incorrect of you, Joe.Shouldn't it be Crew Overboard? F that! I'm sick of walking on eggshells.
Sorry for the ride around the lake. Now back to our story. Andrew Taylor was flung overboard while changing a sail on the foredeck of Derry~Londonderry~Doire' during Race 10 of the Clipper Round the World Race. His swim occurred midway between Qingdao, China, and San Francisco. Luckily for Andrew, he was wearing a drysuit and PFD. His recovery from the messy waters of the North Pacific was no mean feat. Poor Andrew spent about an hour and a half in the water. He was quite happy to be pulled back aboard to the safety of the boat. His skipper said,"...whilst clearly shocked, he is quite happy to be alive I think!" Ya think!
Yes boys and girls, the sea is not for the faint of heart. To quote the Swiss Boy Scout handbook, "Allzeit bereit!"
Food for fish on Fridays? Joe, Joe, Joe, why are you so negative? Sharks are misunderstood; they're gentle and playful. I think I'll jump in and swim with them.From the deepest reaches of my paleo brain something screams out to me and it doesn't say sharks are playful, more like hungry!
Shades of Capt. Joe Schmidt and Dan Brazeltont! I wonder why sailors don't like the surf? Could it be that dark feeling of dread that in the next 30 seconds you will be inverted in your smashed Laser with water shooting out of your nostrils?
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.