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post #38 of Old 03-25-2013
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Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?

Organized sailing in the US, under the auspices of the US Sailing Association (USSA) is offically NOT elitist.

There was a long discussion around 1990 when the Unite States Yacht Racing Union (USYRU) changed their name, and one of the main points was to ensure that n one mistook it for an elitist sport.

So, officially, by the organization that has the official sanction over all competitive sailing in the US, it is not an elitist sport.

I told them that if somebody couldn't get past the name, they probably should stick to golf anyhow.

Now, how about we start getting the dronecopter guys to send quadcopters out all over the race course, and broadcast the results on the web for free? Won't have the fancy racing lines and circles and arrows drawn on the screen, but it'll sure take the wind out of those pricey premium cable prices to watch the race, too. :-)
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