Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
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Re: Don't have to be rich to sail
Back in the year leading up to the AC in San Francisco, the cup authority had to do an environmental impact report, reputably costing into the six figures, to specifically address the bird issue. When the indications were that the boats had the potential to travel in excess of thirty knots, some environmentalists were concerned that the local seabird population wouldn’t be able to cope with it and either be outright killed by the sails or go into breeding shock. The report was dutifully written and vetted. Thankfully, neither tragedy came to pass.
2000 Catalina 34 MkII