Peter Muir, of Portsmouth R.I., was sailing on Bada Bing, a J/80, when, on a downwind leg in the second race of the day, planing at 13 knots, an even bigger gust hit the boat, causing it to spin out. "The boat spun so fast that the outboard (locked into a bracket down below), torqued out of its mount amidships and flew all the way to the back of the boat." The outboard wasn't the only thing to get launched in the puff. "One minute I was there, about to sit down, the next minute I was in the water, "said Muir. "It happened quickly but it also seemed like it was happening in slow motion. I missed every part of the boat except the stern pulpit on my way over the side. I didn't think it was possible to get launched like that and miss so many parts of the boat." The crew of Bada Bing, owned by Geoffrey Pierini, of Metuchen, N.J., hauled the chute down and quickly turned around to pick up their wayward crewmember. "They found me pretty quickly and pulled me back on board without a problem. Even with my neoprene top I was pretty cold initially but after another leg in that breeze, I warmed up pretty quickly."