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  1. stayoutofthemiddle

    Chicago Area III

    PHRF is easier to podium then OD racing when it comes to choosing crew who will pay instead of crew who can sail. #timeshare
  2. stayoutofthemiddle

    Merlin at 75 mph

    Na, I'm just 25 years younger than you.
  3. stayoutofthemiddle

    Golden Globe - Responsible race management when expensive rescues abound?

    So funny how people go from 0 to 100 over nothing!
  4. stayoutofthemiddle

    Golden Globe - Responsible race management when expensive rescues abound?

    Was just a question really. I guess I thought the folks on SA would have some perspective...
  5. Can someone help me understand the Golden Globe... I don't follow it closely but from what I've read on the front page over the past few weeks it sounds like there have been 3+ rescues. This costs $$$$ to tax payers putting those P-8 Poseidon aloft in a search and potential risk to merchant or naval sailors and ships involved in the rescues. Looking at some of the photos of those boats I bet the rescues cost more than the boat values as much of that equipment looks old and tired. Is this race wise, responsible, or even respectful of the international maritime community that is obligated to rescue them when things go south? It doesn't make a lot of sense to me but I don't have much background on the race so please enlighten me on the risk reward factor and thinking behind running it in old equipment...
  6. stayoutofthemiddle

    Merlin at 75 mph

    What does the boat weigh?
  7. stayoutofthemiddle

    Merlin at 75 mph

    Def a case of, "kids these days". I wasn't born in the early-70's. My first offshore experience was on IMS boats in the late 90s during college. With that said, with Chicago being the land of misfit toys you can travel back in time and still race on an old IOR boat!
  8. stayoutofthemiddle

    Merlin at 75 mph

    Does this pre-date the SC70's?
  9. stayoutofthemiddle

    Merlin at 75 mph

    Why do they keep pumping money into this old girl? Must have some history like Sassy. Can someone give the brief overview in 150 worlds or less? What's so special about this toy?
  10. stayoutofthemiddle

    San Diego to Ensenada Race

    ...I drift on and off of SA so I apologize if I missed the Press Release but I thought you started with a FT10 then got a M32, then very recently sold it and got a mini/vintage Santa Cruise something (SC 30? if there is such a thing?). You are back to an FT10 now? When did that happen? Was the SC a flop? I suppose if the FT10 is called SA4 my above math is correct...
  11. stayoutofthemiddle

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Is jmmondeau the real slim shady or a fake?! If so, please stand up.
  12. stayoutofthemiddle

    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    Got it. Make sense...
  13. stayoutofthemiddle

    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    Is this put on hold for the rest of the season? Looks like another good window coming through this evening...
  14. stayoutofthemiddle

    Is sailing cool?

    This photo is telling... Spectator boats watching the AC boats in Chicago in 2016.
  15. stayoutofthemiddle

    Is sailing cool?

    The point of the thread is more about the people who think, then "act" like it's cool.... "I was offshore yacht racing this weekend". Basically those who run around telling other sailor how cool / great they are or even worst, randoms about their offshore accomplishments. Most people DGAF!