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scottmax

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In Topic: money wins!

09 February 2016 - 07:59 AM

 

 

 

It is - it's being a spoiled rich brat who acts like he made it that is not a good thing.

 

Remember the line a woman had about Bush Junior? Born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.

I understand that concern, but is there any evidence this is the case with young Kilroy?  His dad got a pretty good head start also, but I haven't heard him being described as an entitled cunt.  

 

Isn't the original subject of this thread evidence enough? His family has been buying him championships since he started sailing.

 

When you're as rich as the Kilroy clan I can maybe see buying your kid top equipment but also buying him a pro crew is beyond the pale.

 

It just makes his wins meaningless.

 

I have to disagree.  Didn't he beat his own father, who also had top pro crew and prep?  How is that meaningless?  To me it indicates the kid has a good deal of talent/skills.

 

I don't know if Liam has come up through Optimists or some other junior class, but I don't think it's possible to BUY a championship when there's several hundred other boats on the line, and quite likely some bloody good young sailors amongst them.

 

And wouldn't there be other kids of similar age whose families have similar or even greater wealth?  Nope - I say WFD.  Money no doubt helps, but doesn't get a hopeless case across the line first.

 

I don't find the stupendous wealth to be obscene (as, for example, that Russian prick Abramovich (?)) when it's creating jobs for boat preparatuers, pro sailors, sailmakers and riggers etc.  I'd rather they spend their money on that than dumping a few mill on a casino table.

 

I remember Jim Kilroy's famous statement that owning 2 maxi yachts was the most efficient way to redistribute wealth he had ever come across - that's an attitude to be admired in my book.  I hope his grandson follows in his footsteps.

 

Well said.


In Topic: money wins!

09 February 2016 - 07:47 AM

 

This is and has always been a money driven sport. You cannot cry when the biggest cheque book wins.
If you want a bit of perspective try and hang out at your local go-kart track and watch the piles of $$$ spent on little johnnies speeding around the race track. That makes our sport look like a bunch of amateurs when it comes to spending. I have personally seen $15000+ spent on a 3 day race meet for a 12 year old kid to win a state title, not national not world just a Queensland state title. 


Are you bragging or complaining?

 

Neither, just pointing out money will always help people get to the front. Its never a guarantee, the kid who came second at the same race meet father spent just as much. We as a sport spend 2/5th's of F$%K all compared to others, as an example motor racing and another would be equestrian sports. 

 

In a sport like ours its cool we can play against the best, and sometimes the big money does not win and when this happens it is just sweeter, but usually the bigger budget is closer to the front than the back. You still need talent to finish on the podium, driving is a skill so is starting,mark rounding, kite drops ect ect....

 

I think the ed is being a bit of a winey bitch, but its his front page he can do what he likes. 


In Topic: money wins!

08 February 2016 - 09:16 AM

This is and has always been a money driven sport. You cannot cry when the biggest cheque book wins.

If you want a bit of perspective try and hang out at your local go-kart track and watch the piles of $$$ spent on little johnnies speeding around the race track. That makes our sport look like a bunch of amateurs when it comes to spending. I have personally seen $15000+ spent on a 3 day race meet for a 12 year old kid to win a state title, not national not world just a Queensland state title. 


In Topic: winter in Sydney

01 February 2016 - 07:59 AM

great, thanks for the advice, we got a little carried away

we'll just stick to spending a week or so up north.

 

does whitehaven beach live up to all the hype ?

Yes, it is worth a visit. 


In Topic: Imperial Vs. Metric

28 January 2016 - 08:26 AM

 

 

Red on map can only be commies, it also signifies those who choose to do via 12 units.. obvs minority heros. d329af456298958.jpg


That's not completly correct. Pot is still sold in ounces and pounds here is Oz.
Apparently.
And whilst we are on the subject why cant i get knots on my car speedo?

 

Perhaps because a gram is too small and kilo is too big...  This is one reason why imperial units work well.  The scale works well.  Another is that 12 and other amounts, like 60 are easily factored.  If metric is so great, why aren't time and angles measured in metric?  And you say it is multiples of 10, but in practice, it is multiples of 1000.  Don't get me wrong, I dig metric. But I also realize that imperial is pretty great for various reasons as well.

 

Whats wrong with 657grams? or 0.657kg? A gram is not to small and a kilo is to big, there is just no logic in that argument.