I did not crash into Bob today. However my board did. As I jumped off of it half a second before the crash, does that still count?
I think it does. Damn. Okay, I did crash into Bob today. I was in the middle of a wide jibe…I had looked behind me before initiating the turn, but obviously I did not look thoroughly, because a few seconds later I was about to ram Bob. I couldn’t turn and couldn’t stop. Letting go seemed like a way to hit the guy with 20 pounds of gear as opposed to 20 + 165. Nobody was hurt and nothing got damaged. I think we were lucky.
It was a fine day at Napeague otherwise. Sailing alongside the ABK clinic on a 6.2, while Peconic Jeff worked on vulcans, Robert started nailing waterstarts, Jill Marr tackled duck jibes…just a bay full of windsurfers getting better.
Except me. Knucklehead outside the clinic, I should have been in it so someone could slap me upside the head and say LOOK ALL THE WAY BEHIND YOU BEFORE YOU JIBE.