Job security, there'll always be fat bastards like you and cliffy coming in to pick up a hamburger.I would have thought that you have higher career aspirations than being a manager at McDonalds. You disappoint me Wesley.Congratulations; I will be your boss someday.As far as I can tell Americans care too much for their Grades. As long as you can feed yourself and get on a boat through merit of sailing what does it matter how well school went? I'm currently maintaining a lowly 2.4. While it'd be nice to blame the MCSA for mediocre grades I'm the one who is to blame. College sailing is just to much fun; Getting to the regatta Friday night, partying with everyone, waking early to get stupid cold, sail fast and make left hand turns, Party all night, and Sail some more before going home after a cracking sleep deprived weekend.
Having fun might be too important to me but I'd rather be having fun than sailing a desk in the library all year.
If I'd just stayed in one place all year I think I would have gone absolutely mad. The traveling might not have been cheap, the funding for the club fairly low (seriously if anyone has line for halyards to spare and maybe an FJ to put them on) but we made the most of what we had. College is hard in this country, the constant pressure grinds people down and sailing is a great release. I've met awesome people and had a fantastic time, I remain very jealous of those who get to stay here on a more permanent basis and wish them good luck with the fall season. I've not partied nor sailed so hard in all my life.
Regatta fees are just about doubling next year. The ICSA is pricing out the smaller teams/universitys and fundraising is becoming an even bigger issue.
This truly is the arsehole of the sailing community hahaha, no offense.
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