Originally Posted by Idiens
They say sailors start racing as soon as they sight another yacht.
Alone, I'm happy beating at about 100 degrees tack angle. Then someone like Giu comes into sight and I'm rushing around tweeking, tuning and trimming. I know I'll never match his speed to windward. But I still try. It comes from a miss-spent youth in racing boats.
Ya, but anyone who's raced knows that the base of the 'race pyramid' starts with boat prep, in which case Giu has us beat before it even starts.
Oh wait, I think we all could beat Giu's boat right now, we have BOOMS!