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Member Since 26 Dec 2003
Offline Last Active Sep 09 2014 03:36 AM
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In Topic: Right in the ass

07 August 2014 - 03:53 PM

Damn.

 

However, consider that there are no 'training wheels' for sailboats.  You buy one and you end up out on a course with a limited knowledge of the rules and how you should act.  A lot of us had the opportunity to learn young - I damaged my share of dinghies way back when.  But for adults with money who want to get into the sport, even a 6 week 'learn the rules' seminar isn't going to give them the experience they need.

 

You've really got two options.  First, lambaste the guy, embarrass him, and generally make him feel like other sailors are a bunch of shitheads.  Or, find him after the regatta and discuss it with him and find out how he's going to make things right.  He may be the nicest guy in the world who simply doesn't have the experience or knowledge of how to sail.

 

*shrug*

 

SA constantly bitches about dying fleets, disappearing racers, and the like.  He's out there trying.  Give 'em the benefit of the doubt.

 

Now I'll wait for the assholery to begin.

Well said.


In Topic: Santa Barbara King Harbor 2014

28 July 2014 - 03:51 AM

We had a good run, in fact it was perfect way to be introduced to the new ride. I wish, I was as fortunate as Jon Shampain. To be able to sail with your kid, at that level, for as long as they have and will continue too is something to experience and admire. All ready looking forward to Long Point.


In Topic: Santa Barbara King Harbor 2014

24 July 2014 - 01:25 AM

I'm bummed, we have a sweet new ride and the boats already in SB. We are all in, headed up the cost after beer cans tomorrow. It appears we will race until midnight then power all the way back to Newport. I hope Long Point will have breeze this year?


In Topic: Otra Vez Wins!!!

19 June 2014 - 05:19 AM

After observing Otra Vez and the J 122 at Heineken I leaned a whole new way of properly taking care of your boat. Those two team do it right.


In Topic: Otra Vez Wins!!!

17 June 2014 - 02:46 PM

Gotta love these guys: Our owners rep, we chartered a Ben 40 for Heineken this year, was pushing the bridge to get out first. The captain of Otra Vez felt we where getting to close to him and yells at us " GET THAT PLASTIC PIECE OF SHIT AWAY FROM MY BOAT!" classic. We called our boat the plastic piece of shit for the rest of the regatta.  Good Times!