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post #3 of Old 10-25-2010
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Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
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That video is awesome. Next time the kids say sailing is boring, enlighten them. I cannot imagine anything a motorboat could do to equal that!!!!

Hey Cruisigdad

I live in Kingston ON home of CORK
Welcome - CORK - Kingston, Ontario, Canada

A yearly sailing regatta, one design boats of Olympic caliber.
Every year my harbour gets "infested" with these sailors, they take over the place, I love it. This past year I happened to be out on the water, during CORK and a 25 knot plus blow. One of the classes is the optimist, a boat designed for the young kids. A bath tub with a mast and a sail. Most optimist sailors are under 12 in age.
Optimist (dinghy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

While the larger classes struggled with the windy conditions the opti's did what they always do, carrying on as if nothing special was happening. I am constantly amazed when I see these young people on the water, in any condition plugging along having a great time.

If a kid thinks sailing is boring they need to sail an opti on Lake Ontario in August, bored they will not be.

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