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What Are Your Sailing Goals for 2018?

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Mine:

1. Keep working on the RS700. Pop the kite in 15 mph winds and sail for at least 30 seconds before capsizing.

2. Put the RS Aero in boat purgatory in my back yard. Replace it w/ the new RS Cat 14, and start doing some beach sail-camping!!!

http://www.rssailing.com/project/rs-cat-14/

 

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1. Sail my RS Aero a lot

2. Encourage other people to sail RS Aeros a lot

3. Have fun

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1. Have fun

2. Sail my Laser 100 times.

3. Encourage other people to sail their lasers a lot

4. Get more people on Lasers

 

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Dinghy wise, I'm looking forward to sailing the new Seascape 14. Otherwise my new Seascape 27 will ship from the factory in Feb after being at the Dusseldorf boat show so take a look at it if you are there (and of course the new 14)!

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We should all try to actually go sailing ( in any kind of boat for any reason ) instead of talking about it. Happy Sailing!

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Get out sailing as much as possible, a good way to forget the stresses of everyday life & have fun!

To try & encourage as many people as possible to do the same.

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55 minutes ago, Martin T said:

Get out sailing as much as possible, a good way to forget the stresses of everyday life & have fun!

To try & encourage as many people as possible to do the same.

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I'll go with these goals and for me personally, add - 

1) more small boat sailing , seems to provide some personal motivation to get in shape

2) try to make some of my regatta weekends less stressful.  Turn of the my work email, let some calls go to voicemail and when I can - take off Friday, get to the venue and add more non-racing time on the water.

 

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buying a used single hander to restart my sailing after laying off for a long time gone!

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Uff! Quite the question!

- Get better at sailing my Whisper foiler (Rupert White will be visiting soon); streamline the rigging better, less maint, more sailing.

- With my son on his Taz, finish the DIY asymmetric spinnaker project, have him sail more and get good at handling his "skiff" :-) 

- Get my friends fully proficient on their Weta

and do it all before March, when I switch gears to change diapers again for a season ;-)

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1) Send out a search party for Gantt

2) Fund Doug Lord's Crossbow Project

3) Purchase LP from Rastegar and hire Gouv as the CEO

(Note: heavy investors required for 2) and 3) )

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21 minutes ago, bill4 said:

1) Send out a search party for Gantt

2) Fund Doug Lord's Crossbow Project

3) Purchase LP from Rastegar and hire Gouv as the CEO

(Note: heavy investors required for 2) and 3) )

my goals:

1.) start a gofundme for @bill4's goal 3)

2.) sail in a Fireball regatta (yea baby)

3.) sail in at least 2 big regattas in my Laser (i'm thinking Governor's Cup in NC and SAYRA in wrightsville)

4.) get in shape

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I just want to make it to sailing season without freezing to death. So far it doesn't look good.

 

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2 hours ago, Wavedancer II said:
  1. Not die on my Laser
  2. Improve my racing with the goal of finishing in the middle of a fleet of  'seasoned' Masters

LOL. That was my goal pretty much every year when I used to sail Lasers.

Did manage once (but only once) to achieve semi-respectable mediocrity by just squeaking into the top half of my age-group fleet at a Masters Worlds.

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1. Another shot at HS nationals. 

2. Hold my own in NEISA college sailing.

 

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8 hours ago, ASP said:

1. Another shot at HS nationals. 

2. Hold my own in NEISA college sailing.

 

Good!

My goals: sail more...... specifically, get 2 Buccaneers out sailing in our area. Then 3...........

FB- Doug

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8 hours ago, ASP said:

1. Another shot at HS nationals. 

2. Hold my own in NEISA college sailing.

 

Good!

My goals: sail more...... specifically, get 2 Buccaneers out sailing in our area. Then 3...........

FB- Doug

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1. Sail a foiling laser

2. Sail a foiling RS areo

3. Sail a moth/ waszp

4. Sail a nacra 

5. Sail a flying phantom 20 ( if there’s time)

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sail many many times more than last year, that was close to zero.

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SAIL LOTS MORE THAN LAST YEAR, WITH CREW AND WITHOUT!

 

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Same as every previous year only with fresh updated dates: 

Complete 2018 in a condition where I can begin another year of sailing in 2019

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On 1/4/2018 at 5:10 PM, bill4 said:

1) Send out a search party for Gantt

2) Fund Doug Lord's Crossbow Project

3) Purchase LP from Rastegar and hire Gouv as the CEO

(Note: heavy investors required for 2) and 3) )

I would be a lousy CEO. I would be a fine production manager but I would rather just help set up the production line and regularly visit and offer helpful advice if I could.

i think my best use is as a fellow who roams from event to event and fleet to fleet as the builder’s helpful customer service and promotional facilitator. 

Plan on replacing me with a super friendly, enthusiastic, very young, very attractive, top notch sailor, whose fundamental job description is, “Figure out ways to invite and facilitate attendance of as many sailors as possible. The budget for that operation ought to be about $100 per new boat and we would all hope that budget almost instantly climbs to $200,000 and rapidly climbs to a million bucks a year. (That’s three new boats per year per 100,000 Americans. ) 

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Just picked up a Mistral Div ll board so my 21018 ambition is to learn to sail it downwind.

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Get the new boat wet at the end of february...than sail it, sail it, sail it, sail it. 

Did I say it? Focus and concentrate on sailing it well, and not on less important stuff. Then go to sweden, drink a lot, have fun and hopefully get a decent result at the moth europeans.

 

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- Go sailing twice

- If that does not work: go sailing at least once

 

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1.finish building my i550 and go sail it this year.

2. Crew on Wednesday night club racing and improve my skills.

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1. Find a 125# coed crew and get the catamaran out racing more.

2. Install a barbeque and gimbaled martini glass holders on the san juan21 for the Wed. eve slomo class racing.

3. Give the fireball project a reggae themed paint job, upgraded stereo and finish the conversion to all weather/raid rowboat tender.

4. Install transom flaps on the Sonnet scow as the 4 bailers aren't enough.

5. Maybe sell the 505 and get the FD out more often.

6.Try to say no to more boats.

#5 might be the hardest goal to achieve

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