One of the most dangerous things about sailboats...
As a volunteer instructor who occasionally helps out with New Mexico boating safety basics classes, I am well briefed on many nautical hazards, and have had enough experience to know how quickly things can go wrong and become menacing out on the water. Cold shock immersion, hypothermia, heat exhaustion and sunstroke, fire and burns, collision with a boom, falling, falling overboard are just some of the hazards.
But one of the most dangerous aspects of sailboats, especially for people who realize that there is no one perfect boat,
...is the way they sometimes follow you home.
And now I get to figure out just how a light keelboat wants to be sailed. It should be interesting.