Finely Poised

Cue jokes about how perfectly balanced Jeanneaus are… this Sun Odyssey 40’s skipper fell afoul of the long sandspit at the entrance to the River Hamble, on England’s south coast, one night in April.

The boat dried out nicely, perched on the flattened bulb at the tip of its keel, and remained there for 12 hours—with seven crew aboard—until she floated off, undamaged, at the next high water. Having once spent a night on Hamble Spit myself, I feel their pain…

Photo by Brett Winslade

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