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Nothing to really to worry about except for the small detail of Obama's EPA trying to figure out on how to tax us for the use of wind power, every time we go sailing...

They will probably say that our sails are interferring with the natural order of the wind and causing it to disapate or some other silly reason. You needn't worry, because this is your tax dollars at work...

Everyone has the right to be 'Stupid' every so often. But there are some who abuse it heavily.
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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.
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I can understand the concern. I went into a breeding shock once due to the actions of the birds I was hanging with.
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And yet, there are people like Tom and Vicky Jackson on SUNSTONE, who manage to maintain a high-maintenance vessel in pristine condition, while voyaging extensively in some very challenging regions of the world - thus proving it doesn't necessarily have to be an Either/Or proposition...

Hopefully, they might be forgiven for trying to "sabotage (Brent's) freedom"...

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Ironically, if his "marina crowd" ever did manage to cut the lines and get 'out there' en masse, he'd be whining about the overcrowding of his favorite cruising grounds...

I know I sure would be... Frankly, I'm thankful that such a large percentage remain tethered to the dock, and will likely remain so... Hell, it's already crowded enough out there as it is... :-)
That kind of "Cruising" is defined as "working like a slave in exotic locations."
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That kind of "Cruising" is defined as "working like a slave in exotic locations."
Yeah, well... give them a bit more time to finally see the Wisdom of Your Way...

They've only managed to put 170,000 miles in SUNSTONE's wake thus far, after all...

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The original question of whether you need to be "rich" to sail can be answered in one word-YES. When considering the conditions of the majority of the people on the planet, we should all thank our lucky stars that we can even discuss such things. By mere fate, we happened to be born here and now.
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The original question of whether you need to be "rich" to sail can be answered in one word-YES. When considering the conditions of the majority of the people on the planet, we should all thank our lucky stars that we can even discuss such things. By mere fate, we happened to be born here and now.
This. While most of us don't probably consider ourselves "rich," I need to remind myself that much of the world doesn't even have clean running water, so I am, in fact, rich beyond measure.
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If you are planning on learning something of value, try learning how to ....... refit a severed finger or set a compound fracture - they are more likely to cripple your boat than a calamitous gear failure. And they're far more scary.
Indeed. If anyone DOES have some personal experience or specialized knowledge on how to deal with those two tragic scenarios, I am ALL ears and eyes... type away.. please!

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This. While most of us don't probably consider ourselves "rich," I need to remind myself that much of the world doesn't even have clean running water, so I am, in fact, rich beyond measure.
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Indeed. If anyone DOES have some personal experience or specialized knowledge on how to deal with those two tragic scenarios, I am ALL ears and eyes... type away.. please!

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