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Great_lakes_racer

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In Topic: Ker 43 Ptarmigan

02 December 2016 - 04:28 AM

*grabs popcorn*


In Topic: Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

02 December 2016 - 04:24 AM

https://www.facebook...elges40/videos/

 

Vids up


In Topic: Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

01 December 2016 - 02:41 AM

 

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.


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


In Topic: Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

01 December 2016 - 12:01 AM

 

If the etchells fleet keeps putting double digit numbers of olympic medalists in their fleets I can't see why it wouldn't lurch along forever. 

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

In Topic: Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

30 November 2016 - 10:04 PM

If the etchells fleet keeps putting double digit numbers of olympic medalists in their fleets I can't see why it wouldn't lurch along forever. 

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.