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post #65 of Old 05-11-2013
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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

I also agree that these crews are all big boys and should be able to make their own decisions. (any girls? that's another thread )

However, there is no mistaking the lifetime status of having "I was crew on an Americas Cup race boat" on your resume. All will be involved in the sport to make a living for their lifetimes. Whether applying for a job at a sailing school, university coach or yacht club, that is extremely valuable. They are vulnerable to being in a position to have to take on whatever risk is presented to have that value.

(on a completely unrelated track, I've only met a few sailors over my lifetime that were AC crew. Ironically, each was somewhat of a jackwad. Not sure what to make of that. )

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