My sister who lives on the Island says there was fatality at Nitnat
Lake where a guy slashed his leg with his fin and could not make it
back to shore.
Does anybody have some accurate information
With a death in Calgary a few weeks ago this sport is starting to take
on a dangerous look . Who can say if that will be good or bad for
the sport I just don't treasure the seeing the ambulance at the beach
or the government stepping in to save us from ourselves.
As a very competant sailor regardless of conditions with years of
experience I appreciate that today we all try to push the limits and
todays equipment can take us a lot farther before we get there but I
think that now helmets are getting to be essential equipment.
For myself a boom in the face on a big day at Rufus last week and a
little modification of the bone in there has prompted me to order a
face guard . Cost me two days of sailing which was a greater pain
but the feeling like getting wacked with a 2X4 is definitely on my
list of things not to repeat. I still sail my slalom equipment
sans helmet but as soon as I get on the small stuff it is time to go
into combat mode. This is a great sport and I for one would like to
get old doing it.