Imagine during your down time at sea and water skiing behind a destroyer. Well this video showed that it can be done and was done sometime in the late 1980’s onboard the HMS Nottingham. The captain was the one that actually water skied behind his destroyer. Now if a Captain of a US warship or cutter tried that stunt, They would be court-martialed as soon as the stunt was over. At least the Captain of the HMS Nottingham proved that you can Water ski behind a Type 42 destroyer.