I Hate Bad Artwork Depicting Sailing!

Somebody Else

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If someone is going to stylize sailing in a painting or drawing, is it too much to ask that they do a bare minimum of research so it doesn't look ridiculous? This is from US SAILING, for chrisakes! The main is weird enough but WTF is up with that headsail? Tell us about this hot new panel layout! Nice luff tension, bro! Mainsheet eased but headsail strapped in. Does anybody look at these things before giving the go-ahead for publishing?

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Matagi

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Wow, that is bad as a standalone, but wait, there's more:

Bonus points for the fact that this is the cover of the 2020 official annual report of the US sailing body.

It is a pretty good example how far sport apparatchiks can be estranged from the sport they pretend to serve. 

 

fastyacht

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Never mind the headship--tahts just a Zfoil Phoyon Tunneling panel layout--redirecting photons so you can achieve eyestrain withcless Jeffery.

Thecothervquestion what o a this?

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Foreverslow

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Never mind the headship--tahts just a Zfoil Phoyon Tunneling panel layout--redirecting photons so you can achieve eyestrain withcless Jeffery.

Thecothervquestion what o a this?

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That is the emergency exit ladder.

You know the old saying "You stay with the boat until you can step up into the life raft"

For when, you know, you collide with an air craft carrier due not paying attention while trying to trim the jib with the forestay being made out of stretchy nylon.

All perfectly normal...   ;<)

No explanation WTF is bolted to the back.  Looks like an garage ATV jack from Harbor Freight.

 

Steam Flyer

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That is the emergency exit ladder.

You know the old saying "You stay with the boat until you can step up into the life raft"

For when, you know, you collide with an air craft carrier due not paying attention while trying to trim the jib with the forestay being made out of stretchy nylon.

All perfectly normal...   ;<)

No explanation WTF is bolted to the back.  Looks like an garage ATV jack from Harbor Freight.
Fractal mistake. It is not even wrong. My neighbor's 7 year old kid can draw a better boat.

Harbor Freight would never advertise their product in such a slipshod way.

- DSK

 

sunseeker

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US SAILING is so utterly out of touch with real racing sailors, and that’s really by design. They really only focus on training programs. Racing is an annoyance for the new President. 

 

fastyacht

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US SAILING is so utterly out of touch with real racing sailors, and that’s really by design. They really only focus on training programs. Racing is an annoyance for the new President. 
Well we need to start an new organization. I have an idea! How about we call it the United States Yacht Racing Union!

 
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IMR

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I don’t see anything wrong with that photo. It’s glassed off so the eased that backstay to power up. 
 

nothing to see here folks 

 

PaulK

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Geez, guys!  The poor singlehanded racer on the report cover is trying to hoist his asym, and the tackline is wrapped around the sprit so it's not flying properly.  He's trying to turn the boat to reach off away from an approaching squall but had to leave the tiller to get to the halyard.  Plus, it's for 2020, so besides it being old news, Covid is keeping him from being able to tie up anywhere. Talk about angst!   The arched things are ROPS - a hot new idea that USS has picked up from their close collaboration with John Deere. All the new tractors have them - why not boats too?  

 

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