kent_island_sailor

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Brian Hancock seems confused. The modern VOR boat is a business operation to get eyeballs on sponsor's logos and the sailors are employees. If their bosses don't want them doing DIY repairs and being late to the party, then they won't be. I am sure those guys could do so if they had a reason to be doing it.

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The VOR, as fun as it can be to follow, violates the first rule of destination sailing - never try to sail to a schedule because you'll get burned. Hancock is disingenuous when describing how easy it was for Kenny Read to get a new rig in his boat to be able to continue racing - the logistics involved in even a simple repair is astounding, and all has to be completed based on the arbitrary VOR clock.

Brian, you seem to be reliving glory days of sailing that simply don't exist in an Internet economy. Next you'll be telling us all how you sailed upwind, in both directions, 1,000 miles to school every day.

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6 hours ago, ryley said:

The VOR, as fun as it can be to follow, violates the first rule of destination sailing - never try to sail to a schedule because you'll get burned. Hancock is disingenuous when describing how easy it was for Kenny Read to get a new rig in his boat to be able to continue racing - the logistics involved in even a simple repair is astounding, and all has to be completed based on the arbitrary VOR clock.

Brian, you seem to be reliving glory days of sailing that simply don't exist in an Internet economy. Next you'll be telling us all how you sailed upwind, in both directions, 1,000 miles to school every day.

in heels ;-)

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At least Clean could string a set of entertaining and coherent sentences together and could talk about contemporary sail boat racing.

BH is a fossil. Its like Scot has decided to pivot and compete with Scuttlebutt as to who can find the most inaccurate, most outdated and most boring writers that they can. Maybe Scot has been driven into a reverie of nostalgia by the old ads everyone has sent him.

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