From the Front Page "Sailing the seven seas of cheese" - Sailing La Vagabonde's New Rapido 60 TRI

terrafirma

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From the ED:  

Call me bitter,  but without question, I find this and all videos like it to be worthless, (especially the idiot on Sailing Doodles. Just saying that makes me want to punch him). They are obnoxious “look at me” vanity plays, incredibly annoying, not nearly as funny or interesting as they think they are, and to me, a complete and total waste of time. The once-hot girl in these videos is mostly the only reason people (dudes) watch. It surely isn’t because of her intellect.

Now, these sailing bums have managed to convince Rapido into (borrowing? lending? giving?) them a trimaran. The dude obviously called a bunch of builders to give them a boat to sail, and now they have one. Great promotion, I reckon, but what are the odds that this dope will tip this thing over?

The fawning over these two annoying Aussies is little more than the same slavish idiocy heaped on dumb “reality tv” shows, which is essentially what this is. Here’s a perfect example of the idolization, lifted from the comments from this video: “Riley drumming on the pots absolutely SENT me!”

Really? It “sent” you? A half-wit performing with the skill set of a monkey, banging on pots”sent” you? The only place you should be “sent” to is a mental institution. JFC.

However, props to these two for hacking the system to gain a ridiculously large following of idiots, and in the process, get a free boat.  If douchebags like Jake Paul can be rich and famous, I suppose almost anyone can. What a world.

Personally I don't like the fact they are asking for money but that's just me. If you watch the video you'll see they are going from a 50 Foot Cat (Outreimer) to a 60 Foot Tri - Rapido 60. They will be sailing with 2 kids (2nd on the way). I don't share Riley's reasons for choosing the Rapido because they have traded a huge amount of space for speed. In my eyes where do 2 kids run around? They have done enough sailing and live aboard to know what they want but I'm not getting it. Thoughts...?  




 

longy

Overlord of Anarchy
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They will be faster only because of the added length. Almost none of these bloggers knows how to change sails/trim for speed. They are moving houseboats.

 

IllusionWanderer

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Definitely just bitter. As with anything that doesn't fit in the shoebox view you have of real sailing.

It baffles me how people can get so passionately upset over things you need to go out of your way to watch. 

 

Editor

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carlsbad
you are surprised that i'm critical? are you new? shoebox? shit, you are new. 

now kindly fuck off.

 

apophenia

Anarchist
The main advantage of racing is that you can feel great while having a terrible time.

These amateurs are merely feeling great while having a good time. Any fool can do that!

 

markwbird

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9 hours ago, terrafirma said:

From the ED:  

Call me bitter,  but without question, I find this and all videos like it to be worthless, (especially the idiot on Sailing Doodles. Just saying that makes me want to punch him). They are obnoxious “look at me” vanity plays, incredibly annoying, not nearly as funny or interesting as they think they are, and to me, a complete and total waste of time. The once-hot girl in these videos is mostly the only reason people (dudes) watch. It surely isn’t because of her intellect.

Now, these sailing bums have managed to convince Rapido into (borrowing? lending? giving?) them a trimaran. The dude obviously called a bunch of builders to give them a boat to sail, and now they have one. Great promotion, I reckon, but what are the odds that this dope will tip this thing over?

The fawning over these two annoying Aussies is little more than the same slavish idiocy heaped on dumb “reality tv” shows, which is essentially what this is. Here’s a perfect example of the idolization, lifted from the comments from this video: “Riley drumming on the pots absolutely SENT me!”

Really? It “sent” you? A half-wit performing with the skill set of a monkey, banging on pots”sent” you? The only place you should be “sent” to is a mental institution. JFC.

However, props to these two for hacking the system to gain a ridiculously large following of idiots, and in the process, get a free boat.  If douchebags like Jake Paul can be rich and famous, I suppose almost anyone can. What a world.

Personally I don't like the fact they are asking for money but that's just me. If you watch the video you'll see they are going from a 50 Foot Cat (Outreimer) to a 60 Foot Tri - Rapido 60. They will be sailing with 2 kids (2nd on the way). I don't share Riley's reasons for choosing the Rapido because they have traded a huge amount of space for speed. In my eyes where do 2 kids run around? They have done enough sailing and live aboard to know what they want but I'm not getting it. Thoughts...?  


OK. Boomer.  Jealous much?

 

robtoujours

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This is like when Steve jobs dumped flash. Online space is split 

imagine being Knox Johnston and u r still alive to see sailing doodles 

My fave sailing couple would be moitessier and Klaus Kinski 

 

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