Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?
Many years ago I competed in a Nonsuch regatta at the Edgartown YC which is one of the elite sailing spots, the race committee wore matching blazers and flannels with ties - while on the water. I noticed that the men in the club all had first names that could be last names, like Hunter, Emerson, and Crosby. I found it particularly funny because I thought at an inner city school in Toronto. We had many poor Jamaican immigrants and the boys had similar names.
About the expensive America's Cup tickets, I doubt that individuals pay for these things. It is corporate, which means they are being paid for by all of us through tax loopholes. Wonder if such business 'entertainment' tax breaks will be addressed in the current discussions?
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).