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Windsurfing days are over

Unread postby dave d » Sun May 26, 2019 9:32 am

Broke my neck windsurfing on Wednesday so I'm calling it a day at age 66. I'm in a neck brace for 6 to 8 weeks, hopefully no surgery to come. ... I am eternally grateful to John whose surname I don't know for saving my life ( yes it was as bad as that ), without him I would have drowned, and for the prompt response of the safety boat crew at Derwent

I'll be selling / giving away my gear when I'm able ... I'll keep you posted

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Re: Windsurfing days are over

Unread postby phil » Sun May 26, 2019 10:10 am

Hi Dave, sorry to hear about your injury. Fingers crossed for a quick recovery. Cheers Phil.
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Re: Windsurfing days are over

Unread postby Ian Saville » Sun May 26, 2019 6:11 pm

It will be a pity not to be greeted by your friendly smile at the club on Wednesday afternoons Dave. Pop up to see us when you are better so I can hear the full gory details.
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Re: Windsurfing days are over

Unread postby tom » Sun May 26, 2019 7:43 pm

Dave, that's horrible and proper terrifying. Hope you are not in too much pain and feel less beat up soon.
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Re: Windsurfing days are over

Unread postby BRIAN R » Sun May 26, 2019 7:47 pm

Hi Dave sounds like a nightmare thankfully people were able to help you make it to the shore
Hope you are not feeling to bad and are on the mend
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Re: Windsurfing days are over

Unread postby Steve Boyd » Mon May 27, 2019 7:24 am

Sorry to hear dave, wish you a speedy recovery.
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Re: Windsurfing days are over

Unread postby Martin20000 » Mon May 27, 2019 2:24 pm

Hi Dave, wish you a speedy recovery and I hope to see you again at the club ;)
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Re: Windsurfing days are over

Unread postby mrkwats » Tue May 28, 2019 10:11 am

Hi Dave, that’s awful news, and I’m just relieved it wasn’t anything worse!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery, and take it easy. Mark.
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Re: Windsurfing days are over

Unread postby StuartC » Wed May 29, 2019 3:02 pm

Dave. I am really sorry to hear this, I enjoyed very much the times I got to buddy sail with you, always very positive and eager to get out on the water. It sounds like it was a really close run thing for you and I'm sure you'll make the most of your reprieve, escape, whatever. Really puts my little ankle problem into context.
All the very best. Stuart
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Re: Windsurfing days are over

Unread postby dave d » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:29 am

Hi guys ... just a note of thanks for your comments following my broken neck while windsurfing ... also a plea ... I was very lucky to survive, I kept my calm and my wetsuit kept me just afloat till John Tunbull arrived to help me onto his board and subsequent rescue by the Derwent safety boat crew.

My plea is please wear a life jacket when windsurfing it can save your life.

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