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The skipper of a British-crewed yacht detained by Iran has said they strayed into Iranian waters by "mistake".

Oliver Smith added the crew were blindfolded while at sea, apart from him as he was at the helm. [BBC]
Either this report is misleadingly written and it means that the Iranians blindfolded them once they were arrested, or the yacht race they were taking part in is weirder than I expected.

Oh, okay:

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chiller
Dec. 2nd, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
"Sailing a yacht blindfolded requires precise communication skills from the team"

Like: "Don't sail into Iraqui waters," for instance.
webofevil
Dec. 2nd, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
Precisely. And what if they’d tried this crap in Odysseus’s day?

Irresistible voices begin to sing.
“OMG it’s the sirens. Lash me to the mast, lads!”
“Where are you, then?”
“Just… follow my voice! And block up your ears! Now lash me to the mast, that I alone may hear the sirens’ song, for some reason.”
“…”
“Why aren’t you lashing me to the mast?”
“What?”
“I said…”
“Where are you?”
“Ow!”
“What was that?”
“Unblock your ears!”
“What?”
“Mind the…”
“Aargh.”
“Where is he?”
“Oh, for fuck’s sake.”
Splash.
chiller
Dec. 2nd, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
You just made me do a LOL.

I feel so dirty.
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