+1+100Want to know what is killing sailing in the US?.... ISAF is killing it.
I bet a smart person around here has the participation numbers and we would see big declines when NAYRU became USYRU became US Sailing and then ISAF took over everything from all the national/regional bodies.
Monopolies are bad and ISAF is a monopoly - but only because we let it be. Stop insisting on ISAF approval for everything, hold a "Worlds" or "National" event and tell them to go fuck themselves when they tell you they own every word in the dictionary. Time to secede. Who wants to start the petition?
I know this site is called Sailing Anarchy, but some real organizational independence/anarchy would be great for the sport. I think we should stop bitching at each other because the man is making it all fucked up, and just vote with our feet. I am sure Clean and Crew can get us list of non-ISAF events that we can support. Who the fuck cares if there are a group of old cheese eating surrender monkeys taking a fully paid vacation on my dime just to watch me do what they can't and "judge me?"