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Member Since 28 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 05 2016 10:00 PM

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In Topic: The easiest boat in the world to rig

05 October 2016 - 10:00 PM

harbor 20


In Topic: Beneteau dropped the First line?

01 October 2016 - 12:24 AM

Beneteau revenues 60% motor in North America these days

In Topic: Changes to sailing over the last decade......

30 September 2016 - 12:55 AM

1) the biggest and most powerful battery operated blender possible

2) good speakers and even better music

3) plenty of ice and mix for the blender

reach consensus on when in the race does music come on and when does blender start cranking out drinks ?

first leg ?
at top mark ?
bottom mark ?
last leg ?

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