Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver Island
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I went for a sail on a 29er a year ago. It was very exciting but I mangled my knees so bad I couldn't kneel for months. I think 29 refers to the maximum age for crew. I just loved the way the big asymmetric kite worked. One line gets the kite and the sprit.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217