Flying Wasp

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  1. Flying Wasp

    Old Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race yachts

    Do a kickstarter campaign to get it published. I'd throw in for it.
  2. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    Gotta say I miss the Tri-State right about now... definitely a lack of social multi-day/state races on the coast.
  3. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    Just like last year, right?
  4. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    I heard a few people went over but they failed CYC's stability index test and were not allowed to drink (any more).
  5. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    I expressed concerns about the idea of an offshore sled being part of a time-share fleet. No stone thrown. I think it's a bad idea for a learning platform. Again, that's not throwing stones, just sharing an opinion out of concern for newbie sailors and most big boat sailors would probably agree that you're better off making mistakes on smaller boats so you don't make them on bigger ones. I hope it all works out for the Ocean program, I hope they race well and everyone comes away with some great experiences and no one gets hurt. The people on this thread are releasable? You give them release? Ewww.
  6. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    Aw c'mon, the vision of this guy harassing George was simply too much to resist.
  7. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    We already did that, but you wouldn't know that because you’re an outsider, stay there. Wanker I had the pleasure of sailing with and against most of the guys on here from 2005-2011 when I was living in Chicago. Most of the boats I sailed on are no longer around and neither are some of the sailors, but I don't think I qualify as an outsider. I check in here because I like the people and the Chicago scene was a lot of fun for the years I was there and the racing was good to me. Finally, I will be a regular on Flying Tiger 007 (E dock) in 2012... harass away.
  8. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    Thanks for setting me straight on the proper decorum for this thread, much appreciated. I am aghast that people talk shit about your boat and program. I have never heard of such things before. As to my opinion about the 'Ocean' program, I still think it is a dumb fucking idea. If people want to learn how to sail, there are plenty of other more suitable options out there that will not punish someone with a perma-shocker when they do not release a sheet properly or someone puts their hand in the wrong place. Now here's what I need you to do. Go down to the Gold Coast, find a nice cougar at PJ Clarke's, and ask her, no, beg her, to take the enormous stick out of your ass and have her beat you with it until you HTFU. We know each other... we're a community... what's next? Are you going to make t-shirts with funny sailing nicknames for everyone?
  9. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    If you've been a part of the program since day one, why don't you stop being so defensive and explain who is involved and what the program is all about? When I read that the boat is part of the Pinnacle Yachts fleet which has only cruising and power boats in the existing fleet, this boat is way outside of the kind of experience that they've been dealing with which should give any sane sailor some concerns when you evaluate the loads and speeds it is capable of. So, please provide some info on the people, the program, etc. or I will be forced to continue thinking that bringing new crew and possible owners into the sport with an 80 ft+ sled is a horrible and dangerous idea. Ryan
  10. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    What's the story on Ocean? Looks like a maxz86 but only three of those were built. Did Devos sell Windquest? I see that she's going to be part of a boat time-share program which is a great recipe for someone to lose a finger or two. They have some Jeanneaus, some Sea Rays and then this monster... makes total sense.
  11. Flying Wasp

    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    She's been in Marblehead, MA since '02. Going to NEB this weekend for the winter. PM me if you're ever this way and want to take a closer look at her.
  12. Flying Wasp

    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Thanks Larry! Will be sharing this with her current owner.
  13. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    Had to change boat. Could not use my old name. New boat is OffCourse Site crashed 5 minutes before start. BigCountry not a fan of the interface-yet. Yeah... being patient with it for now but it feels like they're not quite ready. They tried to add a lot of 'game play' but it falls flat. Crew energy? Can't Red Bull step in and do something about that... Flying Wasp = Jobu Express
  14. Flying Wasp

    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Some Maxi tales: http://www.offshoresailing.com/about/articles-and-stories/yachting-oct-1985-article-by-doris-colgate-life-in-the-maxi-lane.aspx
  15. Flying Wasp

    Chicago Area III

    I see the party barge banging around in there. Shocked that the seaworthy vessel was not appropriately secured...