Originally Posted by Sanduskysailor
......I think awarding a first place flag for consistently inadequate boat preparation, tactics, and crew work won't make anyone a better sailor.
A better idea might have a racing class and a casual cruising class for those who don't want to put the effort in to win.
Good points.. our short lived experience with 'equalized' ratings just didn't feel 'real' - even to those who may have suddenly 'won'.
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)