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2013 Santana 22 Nationals

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  • #16

    40 year old plus, 22' fiberglass 4 knot "sh%$boxes" (their term, not mine) vs SF bay in 25 plus
    knots and 3-4 square ground swell. 5 Races over 2 days for 20 boats.


    SF Bay, 3 MOB's, 1 broken rudder and one broken boom.

    Tuna 22 Fleet: more giggles and smiles than you can count!!!

    In the end Garth Copenhaver and crew on "Oreo" eclipse Chris Klien and company on "Alegre"
    11 to 14!

    Last edited by Photoboy; 07-14-2013, 10:01 PM.
    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery


    • #17
      Tuna, it's what's for winners!


      • #18
        I take it none of the Italian's from Luna Rossa showed up?


        • #19
          Great photos! It was a fun and challenging weekend!!

          A quick correction: Bonito took 2nd with 14 points, Alegre 3rd with 20.

          Contratulations to Oreo and everyone who came out to race.


          • #20
            congrats garth and al!!!


            • #21
              Those new quantums sure look good!


              • #22
                A Teachable Moment

                During race 3 in Saturday's Santana 22' Nationals, while setting the whisker pole
                shortly after the weather mark, Colin Miller was tossed into the brine off of Zingaro
                in challenging conditions. 25 knots and a 3-4 square windswell off Southhampton Shoal.

                The skipper did an amazing job of getting back to Colin in moments, and got him along side on the 2nd attempt. Colin was able to grab on to the lee rail, but in the sloppy conditions, was jarred loose prior to getting back on board. After asking the skipper if she
                wanted me to assist, she agreed, even though outside assistance would require the boat to retire.

                The Tuna 22 has modest freeboard, and no easy access on the transom. And using an inflatable life preserver does no help as the inflated collar provide nothing to grasp and hangs up on everything, especially lifelines.

                In a similar situation, given the benefit of hindsight, and sitting at your warm, dry desk,
                what would you do to get MOB back on?

                " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"

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                • #23
                  Nice work by the skipper to get back to the MOB. I don't know, but those f'g inflatable PFDs are more trouble than they are worth. I've seen those damn things blow open at the worst of times.


                  • #24
                    We did get to Colin quickly yet we were being bounced around so much that the boat more or less turned itself back around downwind and started to sail off before we could fully pull him on the boat

                    In retrospect, I would have made an attempt to slow my heart rate down, and taken a couple deep breaths before attempting the rescue. I am grateful to Photoboy for his assistance and to Colin for showing back up to race on Sunday!


                    • #25
                      A rope swim ladder you can drape over a cleat or winch can help MOB gain leverage.

                      Needs weight at bottom to be useful in those conditions.


                      • #26
                        Glad Colin is OK! Props for getting back on the boat on Sunday, Colin!


                        • #27
                          Rope ladder while underway

                          I'd be a little concerned that a cold, tired MOB could get their foot caught in a stirrup, lose grip with his hands (which kept happening here apparently), and then be dragged by one foot alongside the boat until something REALLY BAD flush drowning.

                          I'd try to get the boat stopped if I could. Spare halyard?

                          Nice save PB.


                          • #28
                            We had an unscheduled MOB drill a few years ago and I was able to stand on the leeward seat, crouch down and grab his lifejacket, and kind of lunch backward, dragging up the side of the boat.

                            Props to all on this one


                            • #29
                              Life jacket or inflatable lifejacket?


                              • #30
                                He had on an inflatable (with a manual release). As I was sailing away getting ready to head back up toward him, I started panicking (as if I needed to panic any more than I already was) because his life jacket wasn't inflating. He finally inflated it and after the rescue complained that it actually made it harder to swim and hindered him in the unsuccessful attempt to get back on the boat.

                                I am so glad that he's ok and we're now laughing about his rather graceful reverse swan dive off the bow...