Quite right i2f. And I don't wish bad luck on anyone, even bs artists. Note on that trip, he lost
. I mean, no big deal, right? I kinda prefer MarkJ's story of losing his forestay and NOT losing the mast
, but that's just me.
I know a hellava lot of really competent people. None brag about it.
This is the gods' truth: We had a guy show up here about a year ago. Big boat but a regular guy nonetheless, scuba
instructor so he came into my shop, and long story short after a few weeks it seemed to me that he had to have sailed RTW and he admitted it when asked. That's not the story though. The story is 6 months later we all found out the guy has also climbed Mt. Everest. And we found out only because someone saw him in a North Face ad.
Here's dessert: unlike Chris's story of meeting the blonde in KW, my buddy meet a real babe in Panama
. He was headed west and she wanted to go as crew. There was a Swan on the dock
that was blocking the view of the buddy's Pearson
Vanguard. When the gal started to board the Swan, he pointed out the reality ... she turned and walked away.
Hud3 called it: arrogance pure and simple.