True. But that is usually seen with archers and targets placed on
solid ground. The right combination of waves and ship movement could
make life interesting and short for the spotter standing next to the
mast. . ;-)
On Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at 04:45 PM, James W. Pratt, Jr. wrote:
> Well maybe...it is not uncommon to see pictures of both bows and
> with a spotter standing beside the target.
> James Cunningham
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lord Cain Saethydd" <capt_cain@...>
> To: <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 2:22 PM
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Estrella xbow competition
>> Shooting at the mast of another ship? Odd thing to do. If the ship
>> was friendly, why endanger the crew by weakening the mast? If it was
>> a capture, then why hinder it's ability to be taken to port for
>> reward? If it was sinking, then who would be there to tell them who
>> I like the premise of the shoot, but seriously doubt any captain
>> would allow that, much less a sober sailor.
>> I have been thinking of this one for years, trying to fathom the
>> reality of it. More likely they shot at a coin on a backstop lashed
>> to the mast. If I were captain, it would be well away from any mast,
>> perhaps the side of the vessel. But alas, that is just my opinion.
>> But all aside, I really like the idea of the shoot!