Here’s a cautionary tale that is now told popular sailing online edition www.sailingscuttlebutt.com:
It was the morning of August 19 in the American city of Port Clinton, in Ohio. This town, which is important, located on the shores of the famous lake Erie.
Yesterday was a storm with strong gusts of wind, but now the weather was wonderful and the fishermen on Board the schooner Waterfox was looking forward to a excellent catch.
Came out of the Bay, has passed more than four miles. And then the first officer noticed the front in the water some object. Warned the captain, he also began to follow the subject, and when approached closer, it appeared that before them – the inverted hull of a ship, on which sits a man.
When the poor fellow raised on Board the schooner, he, a little be warmed, said that he near on one of the Islands – house and that the evening before he went to Port Clinton, but suddenly the weather turned bad, and a strong gust of wind overturned his boat. And he was in the water, drowning my cell phone. While a life jacket, which he somehow hasn’t got his, he was gone.
Here, in General, and the whole story in www.sailingscuttlebutt.com titled “it Could be worse.” Indeed, they could. It is fortunate that the man who spent a good half of the day, sitting on the upturned boat, saw and saved!
The captain of the schooner called the lifeguard, and they sent for the rescued boat. The commander of the rescuers noticed that now will always result in this case as an example. Because everyone should know that before you go sailing, even just a short, check the weather forecast and wear a vest. Better safe than sorry.