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This is "yacht" racing

Forget the Americas' Cup,
Now this is "yacht" racing:
Cannes rolls out red carpet for 'great ladies' of the sea - CNN.com
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Re: This is "yacht" racing

I'll bet they have a lot more fun and spend a lot less money than the AC as well (but $till $pend a LOT).
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I'll bet they have a lot more fun and spend a lot less money than the AC as well (but $till $pend a LOT).
Agree. Looks like a better venue than the AC. Looks like a lot more "kids" are able to get out on the yachts and have fun than on an AC cats. And these boats will still be good after the races (probably good for another 100 years), as opposed to the AC boats which will be a pile of carbon fiber filling a land fill in a year or two.
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Re: This is "yacht" racing

I have this mental image of 2 old guys in blue jackets patting each other on the back for having monohulls.
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Re: This is "yacht" racing

Gorgeous boats, I think I'd much prefer looking at them to owning them though.
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Come December I will be heading north for Classic week in Antigua.

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Re: This is "yacht" racing

Good article. Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: This is "yacht" racing

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I have this mental image of 2 old guys in blue jackets patting each other on the back for having monohulls.
Well... Classic yachts do tend to have 'classic' owners (I should know!).

At least with sailing of this kind, there's a lot less time spent yelling and screaming and a lot more time simply enjoying being out on the water.
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Re: This is "yacht" racing

Wonderful photos of perfectly trimmed (pressed) sails. Have to agree that the upkeep would get in the way of my limited sailing opportunities, but awesome to see that people have the money and time to inspire us that are on our way to a poetic retirement. Love those older boats!
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I have this mental image of 2 old guys in blue jackets patting each other on the back for having monohulls.
I'd rather row my monohull than sail a cat...
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