During my sailing class we came across a deflated helium party balloon floating in the lake. We thought this would be a perfect way to do a good deed and practice our crew overboard skills.
The winds were light and as we were circling our deflated balloon the winds died and we were left drifting.
One of my classmates decided this would be a good opportunity to practice paddling a sailboat. He went into the cabin and took out a canoe paddle and went to work. We were successful in our "rescue" and the lake was extracted of floating debris.
Sometimes in a sailboat, you get to sail, and sometimes you must paddle or drift aimlessly.