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Member Since 28 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 28 2016 11:59 AM

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In Topic: No Sail for You

28 June 2016 - 11:59 AM

my metro NYC club has acquired over many years 10 daysailers that are used precisely for social members and wives to learn and love sailing. At first, we 'real sailors' grumbled about the lame ass boats taking up scarce moorings. But now 15 years or so years later, these boats are used 5-7 days a week and even the most grumpy of us are big supporters.

Every day is geared to a different demographic, Ladies learn to sail night, family sail night, ladies Intro racing, advanced racing, fun sail for noobs, etc etc. The price for season is dirt cheap around $200, so easy to join. Note - most days are geared for moms and wives and the boats are booked solid all season.

people naturally migrate after a few seasons from the club training boats to full fledged sailing.

it's a hugly successful feeder program.

any club that ignores the ladies is doomed

In Topic: Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

14 June 2016 - 06:49 PM

Our Hero is not alone. The June 11th batch of photos proves it.

In Topic: Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

27 May 2016 - 06:50 PM

some candidates for crew:

Dalia a fellow Latvian

Diane from Atlants

Slyie von Heidelberg

Flilmena from ???

He has hundreds of heartthrobing admirers. Surely one is Rimas worthy ?

In Topic: Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

26 May 2016 - 02:26 PM

Now that we Have accomplished the first step in our summer's entertainment - namely providing our hero with tracker

We should focus on second step.

No epic tale is complete without a love interest. Rimas has a couple of dozen passionate FB admirers who are more than willing to join him on the next leg. How do we encourage a crew member to step up and join the Mimsy ?

In Topic: Which side of the jib to put the furl when reefing?

16 May 2016 - 09:48 PM

the furling line