Yes, boys and girls, I've said it before and I'll say it again, the ocean is not a place for the faint of heart. So, before you decide to sail across the Pacific after taking classes at your local "commercial sailing school" (Will I really learn how to sail in a weekend on a large keelboat, Joe?), get some time out on the water (practice, practice, practice), learn a thing or two about the weather, and maybe, just maybe crew on a boat with experienced ocean sailors. We don't want to launch the "Ready Alert" and look for your sorry a%s.
What would you do if you lost your mast?
Lucky for these lads and lassies, the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) was nearby.
Tow fishing vessels brave the Grey River bar in full flood Greymouth New Zealand HD Video by Geoff Mackley and Bradley Ambrose.
Hokey smokes Bullwinkle! There's nothing like being tossed around like some old plastic bucket in a turbulent sea. Something wonderful must have been waiting for them ashore to brave such an onslaught. I need some Dramamine.
Don't take going to sea lightly, it can be rough.