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Re: Pivotal Point - Going Forward
I have found the same thing. Just got off the phone with a colleague that has little to no interest in sailing and he was very excited about the race and had watched it on TV with his family. So, maybe, just maybe this will actually increase interest in sailing in the US. That would be just awesome.
" Hey, sailing looks really cool.. I watched the America's cup!"
"Gonna buy a boat and start sailing.. what's a good one to start with?"
"Oh... maybe drop a few grand on a Catalina 22 - see if you really like it"
Buys the boat, launches it, starts looking for the foils.. oh well... here's a good breeze, let's go... 4.5 knots???? WTH?????
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)