Backstay, never bought a suit, never went to Vegas
I remember watching some chap bring a very sporty boat with a full crew into the marina without an engine. It's was pretty fresh and we were all watching because it had cluster fuck written all over it. In the event he came in better than you can imagine. Bang on position with the way coming off perfectly. Every other fucker on the boat jumped off and not one of the useless twats held onto anything. I think they were so surprised they just completely forgot why they were there. Boat and driver drifted off into the previously expected cluster fuck on the other side of the marina. Sometimes the help doesn't.
One of best examples of Seamanship was in Tortola, or another island nearby, around 35 years ago. Solo guy short tacking a Swan 57 into a very narrow harbor chock a block full of boats at anchor or on moorings. It was blowing at least 20, and he short tacked that boat, like it was big Laser, it was amazing sight!!
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