Only Person on Watch Goes Overboard

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Lone Watchstander Goes Overboard

If you stand watch alone, your worst nightmare is going overboard while the rest of the crew sleeps. Here is the story of one who survived the ordeal.

John Aldridge was just trying to move an ice chest. He pulled hard, the handle broke off, and over the side he went, backwards, at night, forty miles offshore, the only person on watch. Read his amazing story from the New York Times. If that link is broken, read a copy archived by WebCite on 2016-06-24. Retrieved 2016-06-24.

Only Person on Watch Goes Overboard was last modified: June 26th, 2016 by Philip Thompson
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is an accomplished sailor and businessman who hails from Australia. He has raced boats from Lasers to handicap fleet keelboats and skippered the America’s Cup yachts South Australia (KA-8), Steak ’n Kidney (KA-14), and Challenge Australia (AUS-17).

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