Re: [sailing_canoes] alcohol and sailing
- Here in Australia our alcohol limit is the same as driving a car[ 0.05 percent blood alcohol.]
Unlike some primitive countries we use a device that measures blood alcohol,by breathing into it...No silly sobriety tests here.Yes you can drink and sail,but safely.
----- Original Message ----
From: Chuckie Rhys <chuckie_rhys@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 11:25:10 AM
Subject: [sailing_canoes] Re: Help a Lazy Sailor?
Cheers to that Hajo!!! :)
(semi non-sailing rant here)
This bloody country (USA) was founded by religious fanatics (who could
be more puritanical, and a Puritan?), and not a whole lot has changed!
It's always interesting to see how other countries and cultures
approach what we here in the USA decry as immoral (or worse). Take
Mexico for instance, a person can waltz down the calle drinking a beer
without fear of punishment, punishment is reserved only for the sod
who abuses the privelidge (and rightfully so). As a people, we are a
bit insular and ignorant of possibility sometimes.
Am I condoning drunkeness in public, or even in a boat, NO. Could
someone have a glass of wine while sailing and maintain control?
Certainly. I've often thought about having a drink or two while I'm
cruising on a light air day, unfortunately I never seem to remeber to
pack the booze... or perhaps I find I haven't the time or inclination
because I'm trying to milk what little wind there is for whatever
speed can be had. I do tend to nod off sometimes, which in many ways
can be even more dangerous.
I do fully salute what Charles and the others have offered on drinking
afloat. It should only be undertaken in moderation and with good
judgement, and with responsibility intact.
That being said I'd like to take a moment to correct you Hajo, this
country is "puritanical" in BOTH law and attitude! Why there are some
places in the South here... don't even get me started.
Then again we've got our share of knuckleheads, so perhaps we need
such overriding "moral" attitude, and restrictive laws?
Or maybe I'm just a knucklehead myself (many have said so)?
--- In sailing_canoes@ yahoogroups. com, "Hajo Smulders"
<hajosmulders@ ...> wrote:
> We're talking about a monohull dinghy. If you can't enjoy that with
> what can you?being
> I kitesurf; windsurf and ski with a buzz on. We're not talking about
> wasted in the southern ocean or on a jetski here.this is
> There is no country I'd rather live. That said living here in the US
> the most puritanical country in the West. Not by law but by attitude.lawyer who
> 'We in Denmark cannot figure out why you are even bothering to hold an
> On one side, you have a lawyer who is married to a lawyer, and a
> is married to a lawyer.a huge
> On the other side, you have a true war hero married to a blonde with
> chest who owns a beer distributorship.Get the name you always wanted with the new y7mail email address.
> Is there a contest here?'
> (Letter sent to Copenhagen Newspaper)
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, john colley <Helliconia54@...>
>percent blood alcohol.]
> Here in Australia our alcohol limit is the same as driving a car[ 0.05
> Unlike some primitive countries we use a device that measures bloodalcohol,by breathing into it...No silly sobriety tests here.Yes you can
drink and sail,but safely.
In my country (Poland) is very similar - our alcohol limit is the same
as a driving car.
At open sea (international sea waters) you can drink and sail...