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post #41 of Old 03-25-2013
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Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?

Around two decades ago was seconded to join the yacht club of the town I was living in (Duxbury)but because I wouldn't throw them a bunch of parties was passed over. Joined Plymouth and got to meet Ollympians. Then was thrown out of Edgartown Y.C. for improper attire.Then thrown out the royal dinghy club because the crew was disorderly (also happy to be alive). All in one year. Oh well guess I'll never be part of the elite. Still have meet some of the finest people sailing. Some on race boats, some on little boats, some on big boats. But agree there is an elitist favor to certain strata of sailing. Still, tihnk it's a joy to watch some titan of industry learn the ropes from a yard worker and be attentive to his every word. Sea levels us all. No elite once you're on the water.

s/v Hippocampus
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