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Old 09-07-2010, 00:42   #1
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Sailing Is a Joke, You Say ?

my friend claims sailing was for.. well you can imagine. i showed him this video along with some V.O.R. clips an hour ago. he no longer thinks that. now he thinks its more on the insanity side.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:44   #2
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The BT challenge is insanity - what right minded person would race the wrong way around the world and pay a small fortune for doing so.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:06   #3
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funny you should say that. in one of the interviews a lass said she wanted to meet a husband. i think it is 25 thousand quid to race if im not mistaken.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:16   #4
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in one of the interviews a lass said she wanted to meet a husband.
so she goes on a boat for a year with a small bunch of guys who won't shower for weeks on end....

see ..... barking mad
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:17   #5
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more than likely smells something along the lines of a petshop.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:55   #6
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after watching that I'm not sure I want to sail anymore!
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:03   #7
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Gentlemen don't sail to windward!
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:53   #8
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I’ve voiced my conviction a few times that:
Racing is bad Seamanship”

Watching that video only confirms it…..
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:09   #9
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I've got too many years on me to think that's any kind of fun.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:28   #10
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I’ve voiced my conviction a few times that:
Racing is bad Seamanship”
Racing, and winning races is like having SEX.. If you've never experanced it, it really dosent matter that much..
A good season of Crewing on a Racing boat, even that of the local yacht club doing the mid winters will hone your skills to make you a better cruiser..
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Racing, and winning races is like having SEX.. If you've never experanced it, it really dosent matter that much..

Not quite Randy…. ......Hmmm …..if I were to follow your analogy;


Racing is more like having sex with a transvestite insofar as you never quite know which end is up and the risk of getting hurt or contracting some disease has risen exponentially....probably too much testosterone in the mix...


I admit I have raced and delivered maxis with their racing crew to their next destination, ..... so watching that video of bodies flying helter skelter in extreme offshore conditions is a bit too much rough sex for my liking…..

Consider me a prude...lol...

By the way..just kidding!
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I agree with Randyonr3's assessment of racing. I'll add racing on all types of boats will make you a better sailor and really tune your skills.
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Jaisus. Looking forward to my 12 mile beam reach in 10-15 knots this pm. That does NOT look like fun.

I fail to see how hanging on for dear life would make me a better cruiser.

Where's my rum and coke?
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ok, I know in my heart I don't want to *do* that... but damn, that is hot....

givin me a case of the vapours ; -)
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ok, I know in my heart I don't want to *do* that... but damn, that is hot....

givin me a case of the vapours ; -)
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