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Riptide



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:00 pm    Post subject: Missing windsurfer found a day later Reply with quote

https://www.capegazette.com/article/missing-windsurfer-found-day-later/190637?fbclid=IwAR1pcVFjRQxztZUiasP7LBFlmnRdx8_gbrDMEun02UKb2C4bwDXnxRY5dXo

Missing windsurfer found a day later
October 12, 2019

A windsurfer who went missing Oct. 10 in Rehoboth Bay was found the next morning in Long Neck, officials say.

The man had gone wind surfing in the evening on the Rehoboth Bay side of Tower Road south of Dewey Beach, said Michael Globetti, spokesman for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

Teams of searchers with the Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, Dewey Beach Police Department, Delaware State Police, Delaware State Police Aviation, USCG Station Indian River, and USCG Aviation responded to the area after the man was reported missing. The man was found uninjured at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 11 in Bay City off Long Neck, Globetti said. Police with Fish & Wildlife drove him to his car.

Globetti said the man told police that his sail disconnected from his board and could not be reset. The man had a whistle but it could not be heard while he was on the water; he floated in the water for about six hours until he reached Bay City, where he was able to safely reach shore, Globetti said.

The man was wearing a life jacket, required for safety, Globetti. Although his whistle did not work, Globetti said, windsurfers and kiteboarders are required to have a whistle or horn that they can sound if in trouble.

The incident happened nearly a week after a Bear man was killed in Rehoboth Bay while kiteboarding. In addition to a life jacket and whistle, Globetti said windsurfers and kiteboarders should take additional precautions such as informing someone of your expected course and when you expect to return; not straying too far from shore; wearing a wetsuit to avoid hypothermia; looking out for and avoiding other vessels and their wakes, and staying aware that your sail can block your view of other vessels.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like he did almost everything right.

But wonder if he was using single-bolt mast base?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While the story is interesting (not really) the logo from the publication is fascinating. The windsurfer, like the fish, should have called in for a duck rescue...


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windsrf



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that fish is being goosed??
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerritt wrote:
While the story is interesting (not really) the logo from the publication is fascinating. The windsurfer, like the fish, should have called in for a duck rescue...


Your post is interesting, ( not really )

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

windsrf wrote:
Sounds like he did almost everything right.

But wonder if he was using single-bolt mast base?


Or Euro-pin. I rescued a sailor at Kanaha that lost his board when the Chinook uni came loose. Sailed downwind to fetch it and swam it back to him along with my rig. Hardest part was reconnecting the Chinook universal to the mast. Those things are a nightmare to reconnect on the water, especially on a rough day.

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isobars



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thus a double-bolt base, a mech uni, and the sub-minute prelaunch ritual that includes inspecting uni, mastfoot, connections, lines, mast ferrule insertion, wetsuit zipper, fin security, mast top, footstrap screw tightness, etc.

A bud whose career was investigating military and civilian aircraft crashes shakes his head at the number (virtually everyone) of sailors who do none of the above, then blame their gear for failures.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super easy to reconnect in rough water.
You know I sail Berkeley.
Sit on the board facing up or downwind.
Align pins.
Bend base and shove it in. You don't even need to push on the pins.
On actual surf, just hold mast towards outside and get washed in.
Your board will precede you.
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