We try to portray Hobie sailing in a relatively positive manner. "Crash, burn and bruise" photos tend to scare away new people who think that it happens every time you go out (it doesn't).
Are you sure about this? I could be wrong.. Well.. At least that is what my wife tells me..
I think if you are trying to sell to a young adventurous crowd maybe the possibility of some good minor injuries add to the adventure and excitement?
heck.. One of the best bruises I have had in my life (and I played rugby for years) came from the shroud on a H18.. We were trapped out up to high because the water was very rough.. and for whatever reason we were trying to see how high we could fly... Lets just say trapped out up high put my tipping point earlier than the boats tipping point and somehow my arm became pinched b/t the crew and the shroud. He ended up crashing into the mast, bleeding, and my arm was pulled down the shroud.. Leaving an awesome bruise.. Somehow the boat stayed upright..
Gawd.. That was SSSSOOOOO much fun....