Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Re: Who pays for the food and beer?
What? No plentiful free beer? And you wanted me to do the Vendee with you? Forget it now. I'll just do the Americas Cup instead.
Having seen the effects of a too well "lubricated" crew at the time of an emergency, we were/are very conservative with Alcohol on the yacht while underway, even when just "cruising". More than one prospective crewman has declined (or been declined) when he/she learned of this policy. My wife's cousin, from Chicago, refuses to sail with us because we limit alcohol consumption. Of course, this is the same guy who, with his crew, got so loaded on a race (on Lake Michigan) they ended up in Wisconsin the next morning rather worse for "where" (SIC
I'm sorry you'll be missing the Vendee but I'm sure you'll have a great time at the A/C. From what I understand, the latest Crop of A/C boats are anything but dry!
PS: Stopped in St. Pete the other day but couldn't find you. Are you "on the road--or rhode--again?
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."