Hmmmm....can the ground crew shed blame on the boat crew (person on the front of the boat)? I'm not sure of the hierarchical order here but I thought only the skipper could do that.
I saw this T-shirt the other night on TV.
"It was on fire when I got here"
Well, same situation, dagger was stuck in the sand and the Spi was still up when I got there (in 3' of water).....