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Icedtea

Member Since 12 Oct 2008
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:33 AM
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In Topic: Front Page

Yesterday, 12:32 AM

Front page? It exists?


In Topic: Melges 14 Foiling?

11 February 2016 - 01:38 PM

A boat like that isn't the best fit at all for foils. They are heavy, so you need plenty of wind.

Apparently with the laser foil system you haven't a hope in hell of going upwind foiling either.

So in the end you end up really,really fast on a broad reach, but slower around the course than a shitter moth for the same price.

You're probably slower than even a well-sailed stock laser too.


In Topic: money wins!

09 February 2016 - 01:47 PM

Yeah you're all missing the point... The kid is a gun skipper...

Gun Skipper???


In Topic: money wins!

09 February 2016 - 11:37 AM


Does anyone here really think this is doing the kid any favours? He's getting a team and boat handed to him. I can't see how he learns anything other than how to keep a boat pointed in the right direction from this.
He won't learn the hard work that's necessary to succeed, in that whatever he achieves will be done in the easiest way possible, with the best sails, the boat delivered and maintained for him, the pros being paid to be there so no looking for & keeping crew.....
 
This is spoiling a kid in the purest sense of the word, his Dad needs his head examined.

Think you may be off the mark a bit there Ice.  I can hardly believe that in this competitive fleet some dude is standing next to him saying.... up a bit ... down a bit .....up a bit .... down a bit.  .... I was doing that with 8 year olds in oppies, push the tiller, pull the tiller, in a bit on the sheet, flappy sail...happy sail and all that jazz etc... 
 
For sure not on this circuit ..... lol
Never said the kid didn't have skills.
What I'm trying to say is that he would be better served racing in a class where he hasn't got the excuses, his dad could still dump money into it on coaches, sails and whatever, but he wouldn't have the pros on board.
He would learn more about depending on himself to win, and more importantly he might learn how to take it when he loses.

In Topic: money wins!

08 February 2016 - 07:00 PM

Does anyone here really think this is doing the kid any favours? He's getting a team and boat handed to him. I can't see how he learns anything other than how to keep a boat pointed in the right direction from this.

He won't learn the hard work that's necessary to succeed, in that whatever he achieves will be done in the easiest way possible, with the best sails, the boat delivered and maintained for him, the pros being paid to be there so no looking for & keeping crew.....

 

This is spoiling a kid in the purest sense of the word, his Dad needs his head examined.