Saving lives at sea

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Saving lives at sea

Post by BillG » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:05 pm

I see you had your 15 seconds of fame on the telly tonight Charlie!

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Post by Charlie W » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:11 am

Thanks Bill. Haven't seen it yet

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Post by Charlie W » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:27 am

Sorry it was only 15 secs (didn't do the whole thing). Can't find it in the catch up (episode 3 series 4).

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Post by Charlie W » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:12 pm

I just got a message from them saying the whole thing is on Sept 24th (Tues, 8pm bbc2)

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Post by Distinctly Average » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:04 pm

So who broke their mast at Mudeford?

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Post by Charlie W » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:17 am

Broke it sailing off Milford in a stormy NW'ly (had 3.7 up). Saved after about 90mins by the Mudeford crew in the wash behind Hurst Castle.

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Post by DaveMac » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:36 am

Watched it last night. Certainly raises questions about the particular risks we all take. A good advert for your wetsuit and hood. I'm interested why your mast broke. I'm guessing it was the extreme sea state and a heavy wipe-out not contact with the seabed in shorebreak? Nasty situation.

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Post by martinwindsurf » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:23 am

Happy to see they got you out ok Charlie. They really are the unsung heroes of our coastlines.
Makes me think about getting a waterproof phone again.

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Post by DaveMac » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:05 am

martinwindsurf wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:23 am
Makes me think about getting a waterproof phone again.
That's my other question. I'm guessing your "member of the public" who called the alarm was actually a mate you were sailing with?

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Post by Distinctly Average » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:57 am

Charlie W wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:17 am
Broke it sailing off Milford in a stormy NW'ly (had 3.7 up). Saved after about 90mins by the Mudeford crew in the wash behind Hurst Castle.
It happens and you looked very relaxed about it.

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