Me and my Dad, Barrie, were sailing at about a knot with the spinnaker in Lake Champlain. He was in the cabin doing something and I was steering I was leaning against the ladder (we have one of those fold up ones) and I was wearing my dad’s hat.
Then it fell off into the water and dad went to get it in the dinghy. But then the motor of the dinghy stalled!
He was stuck, I was completely freaking out. Dad told me to take down the spinnaker so I undid the knot that was holding it and went to turn on the motor. I turned it on then turned the boat around and picked him up.
Sadly the hat sank while all that was happening.