Last week at the Gorge I fell chest first on my boom during a jibe. It
knocked the air out of me - but really did not hurt that much - I sailed
for about another hour. Then my chest really started to get sore.
About 4 hrs later while downhauling a sail for a beginner friend I heard
(and felt) a slow zipper like sensation up my sternum - I think I kind
of tweaked where the cartilaginous ribs articulate with the sternum.
But boy was it sore. It is a lot better now. I can still barely take a
deep breath or roll over in bed. I won't mention sneezing or coughing!
Anyways I'm sure it will be OK soon - but anybody have this injury.
Thanks. . . . . . . . . ..........\_ ERIC