Re: Slow Racing or Fast Cruising?
We cruised and day-sailed for years before ever even trying a race. Each year of racing we did slightly better until we were very competitive. As a result of no longer being terrible and having an interesting boat, we were able to eventually get some top-notch sailors to race with us on a regular basis and our skills have improved exponentially, But the bottom line is that it is a helluva lotta fun. It gets the juices flowing, gives you another reason to get out on the water on a regular basis and gives you a great opportunity to bond with your crew. Racing is great and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Last edited by CBinRI; 09-04-2013 at 11:36 PM.