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  1. Mr. Clean DTS?

    He was just in puerto cervo covering the j70 worlds, hardly dts.
  2. Champ and Chump of the Week

    Champ: sdyc for denying the eds entry to the ensanada race chimp/chump- the ed who can dish it out but takes it like a first timer in prison...
  3. Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

    I'm going to stop saying hello and replace it with "go fuck yourself". That way way I preemptively offend the pussies and endear myself to the ones who actually get it... go fuck yourself!
  4. Darwin doubled down here in our small town.

    When I die I wanna die in my sleep like my grandfather, not terrified and screaming bloody murder like the people in his car at the time
  5. J/70 - resource for rigging and general setup?

    And they will charge you top dollar for it too-
  6. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    You sailed on Kadamar, j24 1391, it was johns father in laws boat- I sailed with John a bit on that boat, he was another instrumental force in my sailing. He and John mcClausland pushed me hard-- youre thinking of don mcghan- tall thin redhead- he drove a black woodie that was beautiful... our boat was battleship grey on the port side and white on the starboard side...
  7. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    You sailed on Kadamar, j24 1391, it was johns father in laws boat- I sailed with John a bit on that boat, he was another instrumental force in my sailing. He and John mcClausland pushed me hard-- youre thinking of don mcghan- tall thin redhead- he drove a black woodie that was beautiful... our boat was battleship grey on the port side and white on the starboard side...
  8. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    Is that a wright boat works boat? Lools like a glass boat- ours was a duffin, 11261. We had to have sailed against each other-
  9. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    Im done with this convo- i love my job- I love the people I work with and for and I'm happy as a double dicked dude on two for one hooker night... i drive a 21yr old truck, live out of a bag and eat relatively shit food but that's the choice I made to do what I do and I'd not change a thing- i have a 10yr old laser with a bedsheet sail and a 50% partnership in a j70 on a salary that barely middle class- its not unattainable- it requires hard work, sacrifice and a fair amount of luck, I've been graced with that luck and I'm grateful to have been in such a position. Cheers
  10. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    Yeah but they didn't sleep in nice hotels on the med or in the Caribbean- no one I know considers their job to be anything remotely close to being a serf- we are all extremely lucky to be doing what we love to do and for the people who provide us the platform on which to do it-
  11. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    Sailing is accessible to anyone who wants to do what it takes to access it- my parents spent a lot of money on boats, for me, they were expensive then- as they are now- 50k isn't any more than the cost of a new car and people buy them by the millions- so, want to buy a j70, forgo the new car, drive an older car and buy a boat... why is this inaccessible? what is your version of accessible? Free boats for everyone? Boatbuilders already make shit for money- so who's going to build these cheap boats? China? How's that help? Who's going to pay for the maintenance? The owner or an association of free boat maintainers? Those guys don't make a lot either... how about sailmakers? Or riggers, or yard personnel... it's not an inexpensive activity, never has been never will be- it's never going to be pick up basketball or stickball in the street... and I'm okay with that.
  12. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    My career was launched by my parents who had a tartan 34 on the Chesepeake bay as a schoolteacher and mid level exec, respectfully- I was sailing by the age of 4- first race at 9 in a sunfish, first gp14 worlds overseas at 14, then into the laser, thistle, gp14, and j24... at times all 4 being campaigned at once... so, my parents had a 34' cruising boat- then a 36' boat... we are solid middle class and never once saw the sport as unattainable- my parents saved money, we had what we needed and sailed a lot- as with anything worth while, you've got to sacrifice some- just because you can't have the 45' racer/cruiser and the Land Rover doesn't mean sailing is too expensive- lots of folks make it happen on the cheap...the fact is today there's many more distractions then there were back then, before you blame the rich, first look at all the other factors. A buddy of mine has been taking kids out on his rides as of late- 1st was a few hs girls with us on a 185' perini navi, next he has kids out on the VO70 ex Camper now warrior- without owners, would these kids ever get to experience that? I sure as hell didn't at that age... there's some good people doing good things with the next gen of sailors- you show up wanting to sail, I guarantee you'll get to sail.
  13. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    A j/70 is 40k thats not one and a half times the avg income- please- a j24 can be had for 5k a laser for 1500 and a lot of free to a good home boats... Have you priced a new wooden duffin dinghy gp14? hardly entry level- why must sailing be mainstream anyway? I think it's perfectly fine that everyone can't do it- flying is another sport as are equine events- why the push to put everyone in a boat? If people wanted to sail, they'd sail- 6 j class boats sailing on a bay in RI won't keep anyone from sourcing an affordable to them boat. I like being different- I like competing in a sport that not everyone can compete in, it's a privilege and if every is doing it, it's no longer a privilege... it's just another over populated mainstream activity... its a special sport with special people with special skills, I'm content to keep it that way-
  14. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    I don't think so-- I started in gp's in 83 and I think our last event was in 93... kinda the tail end of the big fleet days-
  15. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    100 years ago the poor had horses and only the rich had cars- now the poor all have cars and the rich own horses- what's your point?