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Member Since 11 Aug 2004
Offline Last Active Apr 07 2014 06:19 PM

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In Topic: Aussie vipers in Miami

09 March 2014 - 08:02 PM

It was great meeting you guys, and it was breezy Friday. VXOnes taking full knock downs upwind.

In Topic: Are Cabins Really Coffins?

03 March 2014 - 02:58 PM

Damn, I thought this was going to be a thread about Cape Dorys.

In Topic: THE way to jump start sailing again

03 March 2014 - 02:41 PM

There sure are a lot of obstacles

Which one can each of us dismantle or at least make permeable??

My take.:: there is no point even mentioning an obstacle unless you have a plan to remove it or lessen it's ability to disrupt the trip to the lake for those would otherwise be playing with us

Give a kid ax waterproof xbox and a sailboat

Or turn the kid on to using a camera while sailing

Tell that teenage boy about the location of the nude beach which he cannot access by land

I don't give a shut about the contest to tell us about the most insurmountable obstacle

Who gives a fuck??

I had a paper route, my mom spent serious time in the hospital, I played little league ball, I saw ALL the TV shows, sang in a children's choir, acted in a theatre group, got straight As, had nothing but a one speed bike for transportation
Still managed to sail my Pram nearly every day all summer

I have been reminded repeatedly by my interactions with them, kids today are a hell if a lot smarter than I am

All we need to do is turn them on to the game

Sailing is fucking super great!!

Just give the kids a few rides and they will be addicted

Didn't that work on you??


Didn't it work on you??

wtf ??

Were you that goddamned special??

Kids today just aren't like you!!

No point giving them the chance you had!!

Let's discuss investing

I do my part to get kids on a boat.  17 year old driver, 10 and 11 year old crew.  At the end of the day the 10 year old said it was his best sailing experience EVER!  I agree with Gov in that income inequality between the CEO and workers has reached a point which is not sustainable.  If you are investing your own capital, you have a right to a good return on your investment.  A CEO, and I am pretty close to that position, is grossly overpaid compared to the value they bring to the company.  Anyone can be an asshole and drive people to produce more for less, and sometimes it works.  Other times it doesn't.  A good example is a former Canadian company called Nortel.  They hired a turnaround specialist for an exorbitant amount of money, only to see the $20B company disappear. Many of today's leaders have an overinflated opinion of self worth.

In Topic: THE way to jump start sailing again

28 February 2014 - 03:16 PM

I too don't know the answer to the arms race, limiting local PHRF races to Dacron would mean you have to get two sets of sails, one for the local races and one for the big races.  Not a good solution.  I think technology and cost have just surpassed the means of a "average" sailor to compete.

In Topic: THE way to jump start sailing again

28 February 2014 - 03:15 PM

Doug, you could get a San Juan 21 :)