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It is true... one sailboat alone is sailing, two sailboats together are a race.. whether they want to or not... it is just the nature of sailors to see who can go faster... However, I'd like to add that going fast on a sailboat takes skill and knowledge, versus those who do so on a power boat, which merely takes a lead wrist and large wallet.

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They say sailors start racing as soon as they sight another yacht.
Alone, I'm happy beating at about 100 degrees tack angle. Then someone like Giu comes into sight and I'm rushing around tweeking, tuning and trimming. I know I'll never match his speed to windward. But I still try. It comes from a miss-spent youth in racing boats.
Ya, but anyone who's raced knows that the base of the 'race pyramid' starts with boat prep, in which case Giu has us beat before it even starts.

Oh wait, I think we all could beat Giu's boat right now, we have BOOMS!
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Oh wait, I think we all could beat Giu's boat right now, we have BOOMS!

You're right there....

I guess that is your 15 minutes of fame....I'm coming back soon
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You're right there....

I guess that is your 15 minutes of fame....I'm coming back soon
That's what you said last week... and yet, still, you're boomless. No boom... nope, none... nada, zip, zilch... you'd have to sail on just the Genoa...

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ahhh.....but when it arrives..I will be having the joy of life again...this time...I will give it love and care.....till the next time

By the way..if it was the mast..check this out...2 months waiting time for a performance mast now.... PLUS waiting for groupped transport, by ship only!!!!!!!!!

So I was lucky

Still...I can sail with the genoa only and still have fun...kinda like sailing a laser!!!
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That's a damn big laser... Um... don't capsize it like you do the lasers... righting it would not be fun...

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