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  1. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Like I said, I hate this thread.
  2. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I hate this thread. It's become garbage with tired jokes and general chatter about any/everything.... I still check every day though as I am curious if the boat will turn up on the beach. Is there any positive floatation or is it on the bottom? This is getting up there with Malaysia Fight 370 and the Roswell Landings....
  3. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    What's wrong with people?! Why not get something like this? I'm sure Rimas could have made his trip in this... http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1990/Beneteau-First-285-3114473/VA/United-States#.WdKb0k3fOPw
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  5. love is blind

    It's on his Facebook. I just read it. Some "after party incident in 2016".... But I'm curious what that could possibility be...
  6. FP Anarchy kicked out of race

    Can someone give a summary of the "2016 after party incident" that got Scott band from future races? I was discussed on here but I can't remember details...
  7. Where do all the old Melges 24(s) go to die..

    Photos of it now for the thread?
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Found him!!!!
  9. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I looked it up and answered my own question... about 10 miles. So assuming the breeze was blowing him onto the reef, that same breeze would carry him onshore eventually. If he had a ditch plan that included water, some food, and something to float on there is no reason to think he isn't on Rambi Island.
  10. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I assume like many he ran aground on Texas Reef, boat broke up. But here is a question for the masses... How far is the reef from the shore? 10 miles? 30 miles? Warm water and a PDF or other floating items onboard so why wouldn't he be on the beach in a day or two of the grounding? Sharks are not a certainty otherwise no one would scuba. Maybe this scenario was already discussed so please enlighten me with the argument and counter if those have already been played out here.
  11. Chicago Area III

    Saw this on the Irma thread. Photos from Key West. Some of you will remember Fazisi spent some time here in Chicago circa Bowman's Union...
  12. Is Big Boat racing an athletic sport?

    Yes but the Pros on the TP52 scene are probably going for a run in the morning! It's their job to be in shape but does that mean they got that way from going around the cans or where they athletes before hand?!
  13. Is Big Boat racing an athletic sport?

    Walking around the yacht club rum parties it certainly doesn't appear that Big Boat racing requires physical fitness to compete or even win! I'm not suggesting there aren't fit people who race Big Boats but I'm guessing most of that work is done in the gym or cycle track not going around the cans on a PHRF boat or even weekend warrior ODs. Sure there is a sense of effort and excitement chugging along upwind at 8.5 knots with the wind and water in your face while hiking hard but is it really an athletic activity or is it on par with a game of golf? Curious to see what the masses think on this one. I'm already predicting two camps! Please leave Olympic Laser sailing out of the discussion, that's a different topic...
  14. Chicago Area III

    M32's were pretty cool this wkened. I'm impressed how quick they are for none foiling boats...
  15. Chicago Area III

    The same 5 people who keep this thread alive are listed in the past 5 posts! It's a small house party....