Join Date: Oct 2007
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?
If you come racing with me, expect to provide at least a packet of biscuits.. and Crew Tax.
Stuffit, I've got a boat to maintain and race entry fees to pay here. You can't expect to rock up happy-as-Larry and head out on a Sunday picnic... If that's what you're after, book a ride on the spectator boat!!
On a amateur/beer can level I completely agree. I'm amazed how many people have shown up on my boat empty handed, especially for day sailing. Yet, they will happily accept beer or food anyone is willing to share. I never show up anywhere empty handed. It's just not my nature.
For beer can racing, I think the tradition here is the skipper buys the crew a round at the yacht club after the race. I think it should be the other way around. I guess the logic is: Guys with yachts are rich. News Flash......My "yacht" is 40 years old!
Last edited by L124C; 05-14-2013 at 12:51 AM.