The Sea She's Rough
I sail on the waters of Eagle Ocean which is in the Indianapolis area. These waters are bound by many restrictions, no jet skies, no motors over 10 horse power and here lies the danger NO SWIMMING!
So if one is law abiding and falls off his boat, he I assume by the law is obligated to drown. I have fallen off on a number of occasions and have brazenly embraced my scoff law nature and splashed about and then eventually dog paddled back to my vessel. However I fear many a law-abiding sailor may be forced to visit Davey Jones Locker some 20 ft. below! Do not think for a minute we in land locked Indiana do not sail in the shadow of imminent peril every time we misstep on our boats. From the Chart room of the Western Flyer