Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's group writing project on your worst sailing mistakes or most embarrassing moments. You rose to the challenge and were not afraid to share your awful mishaps with the world.
Thirteen brave boating bloggers sent in stories. Here is the full list...
Protest Shoe by M Squared
The Vicar and the Hog by Tim Coleman on All Day I Dream About Sailing
Broken Arm by Pat Byrnes of Desert Sea
Gybe Ho by Carol Anne of Five O'Clock Somewhere
Taking the Inside Route by Manfred of Sailracing.
Light Airs Suck by Walter Mondale
The Midnight Shredder on Captain JP's log
A Bag of Pretzels by Edward of EVK4 Bloglet
Naked Sailing at US Naval Academy by JSW225
A bird's eye view by Zen of Zensakai II - By Sea
Playing Ahab by Heather from The Picaroon Blog
RFU W/ RDF, SO BAD WE MISSED CAPE COD from Panbo: The Marine Electronics Weblog
Bugger's Muddle by Adam Turinas of Messing About in Sailboats
And my own Top Ten Worst Sailing Mistakes
So browse the list and tell us in the comments which story you liked best. Which is the funniest? The most awfully incompetent? Feel free to post links to some or all of the tales on your own blog. Share the link love. Retell the stories to beginners as terrible warnings of what not to do; and to remind them that sailing is so much worth doing it really is worth doing badly.