Not a good start to the winter training season for UK Pro John Skye.

One of his first sessions at Ho\'okipa and the poor fellow mis-times a goita and gets to smack the boom with his face! Despite bleeding profusely from the nose and screaming in agony, his girlfriend, Narya Alonso continues sailing for another hour before realising her man is in serious pain on the beach. Finally John gets himself to A&E to discover yes he has indeed broken his nose.

Doesn\'t stop you holding a video camera though does it darling?!

This story was courtesy of Nayra Alonso\'s BLOG

PHOTOS: John sailing without the broken nose and back at his apartment in Maui.

Photo Credit: Eric Aeder