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  1. Bungy kite take down?

  2. 30-35 ft sprit boat - up to 75K

    +1 peerless is whole heck of a lot of fun for the $
  3. Miami to Havana Sleigh Ride Thread

    Ahhh ok. Thanks for clarifying! Should be fun to see how the scoring shakes out today
  4. Miami to Havana Sleigh Ride Thread

    Anyone know what's up with the Farr 395 rating 51? Usually see them like 27-36 from what I recall
  5. The Russians are coming-Melges 20!

    It was on the hard in Holland, MI for a long time
  6. Ker 43 Ptarmigan

    *grabs popcorn*
  7. Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    https://www.facebook.com/Melges40/videos/ Vids up
  8. Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Hell I'm getting old too. The grand prix racing (for free on OPB) was a blast, but got kids, student loans, trying to make a buck etc, so having a blast in 4kt SBs for now My point is, give the accessible parts of the sport some ink. The kids that get the bug will keep sailing, but they get the bug because someone took them racing. Some will get to sail M40s, foiling cats and 100 foot canters but not many. Agreed. And yes a little love for some of the big fleet 4ktsb events would be great, although user submitted articles are usually posted from what I know- but when I'm at an event I'm certainly not thinking about writing a recap lol
  9. Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Most definitely will. Just like several boats... it will slowly decrease and most likely never truly die off, which is awesome, because that fleet has a shit load of history and I'll always have a soft spot for it, like several other "4kt shitboxes" or whatever they're called these days. Be sure to tell Shriner you think it's a fleet that people shouldn't want to sail in next time you're tonsil deep on his knob. +1 for excellent trolling and jackassery today
  10. Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Most definitely will. Just like several boats... it will slowly decrease and most likely never truly die off, which is awesome, because that fleet has a shit load of history and I'll always have a soft spot for it, like several other "4kt shitboxes" or whatever they're called these days.
  11. Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Are you for real with the name dropping, dude? Did Shriner spooge on your face when he told you that too? Fuck off. Dropping his name to sound like you know what you're talking about insults him and denigrates you in the eyes of people who actually know. Young people don't sail because those with the money don't have the time to sail and those with the time don't have the money - or if they do have the money to buy a boat then they certainly don't have the money to race it. Believe me, the problem is not WANTING it. There are enough cool boats out there that milennials aren't wanting for something to lust after. The problem is that they lust after what they will realistically never have the financial basis to reach. Lol you all misunderstand. Looking ten years down the road you think 30-40 year olds who have the time and means to sail are going to want to race Etchells? Don't get me wrong. Love the Etchells fleet. Had great times family sailing on it. Just don't see it attracting the next generation of owners. As for the M40 comment... merely trying to bring this thread back to what it is supposed to be about- the Melges 40, which looks like an awesome ride. We don't have jack for info on it after having gone out and sailed now. Merely saying one person said they enjoyed their sail on it. Jesus... calm down bud
  12. Melges 24 Worlds

    Yeah I do actually enjoy scrolling through and checking, it is amazing how many names you know when you get to see them! Some different results today, hope we get to hear more about it.
  13. Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Somedude: Fact of the matter is we have a cold hard reality to face: Most of those fleets aren't growing. They're shrinking. Why? People are getting old. Most young people don't like those boats. Most young sailors don't like those boats. Those boats will not attract new, young owners to the sport of sailing. FAST will. Anywho Shriner said the M40 was a blast, hope it lives up to the hype.
  14. Melges 24 Worlds

    Outside looking in: shit load of hype and then............ it fell flat. Sweet boat. Sweet venue. Sweet fleet depth. Pics and few vids make it look like a good time. Not nearly the spectacle I thought it would be. Seems like they under-delivered a tad, but I'm sure everyone there is having a blast. Do they not have an owner/charterer driver rule? Thought I heard the commentator on a video say Stu was driving Embarr...? Go Bora go.
  15. Melges 24 Worlds

    Just this one- http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=178515 not much activity in there either. odd. I really do hope this turns into a show down of Bora vs. Embarr... pretty dominant day 1. Rest of the fleet seems fairly mixed up. Anyone got any info from day 1 who is down there?