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To sum up, if you are racing or cruising exclusively, you're missing half the fun!
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Simply relating "wow, we had this BFS" isn't marketable.
Surely you jest. Heh-heh.

Maybe not "marketable" - but a hell of a lot of fun to read!
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I have this friend who likes to say that he thinks racing is like cruising with a purpose. I disagree. What do you guys think?
I think your friend does not understand racing, does not understand cruising, or does not understand either

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Speaking generally, when I started sailing 4 years ago I came to realize that sailors belittle power boaties.

Within the sailing community the multihull crowd belittle the monhull crowd.

And within the monohull crowd the racers belittle the cruisers.

There's a pecking order and like it or not there's some truth to it.

Many monhull speed advocates have simply never sailed multihulls.

And many Sailors are sailors in name only as they are really motor-sailors sailing only when the wind is just right and often with jib only.

I'm a monohull person and everthing else is stamp collection. In truth I'm frustrated and would love a Dragonfly 35 trimaran.

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My sister had a vacation down in the BVI. The highlight of her vacation was a 50' cat cruise.
Have a nice and big enough boat and you can take people cruising for some good money.
Uhh, your sister was the one paying, not the one being paid.

If you are taking paying passengers out cruising, you are working, not cruising. It's your passengers who are cruising.
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If you are taking paying passengers out cruising, you are working, not cruising.
This is circular reasoning since it a-priori rules out all possible combinations of working and cruising.

Until it's proven that any time one is working, one is not cruising, I submit that it is possible for Sublime's sister's skipper to have been simultaneously cruising and working. Especially if he was, gasp, having a good time.

Also, consider that many professional activities are referred to as "cruising", such as operating a warship in search of potential targets, and piloting commercial aircraft. So from a purely linguistic standpoint I think it's find for a charter skipper to describe his work as "cruising" as much as anybody else who works and cruises at the same time.

Furthermore, suppose you are managing the boat in a storm during a cruise, or doing repair work during a cruise. Those things are definitely work, especially in the sense that it promotes the survival of your family. Does that mean that you weren't cruising when you were doing those things?
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If you are taking paying passengers out cruising, you are working, not cruising. It's your passengers who are cruising.
I did not realize that cruising and working are mutually exclusive.
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Surely you jest. Heh-heh.

Maybe not "marketable" - but a hell of a lot of fun to read!
If it's an exceptionally BFS, then I'm all eyes!

In fact, the BFS stories Sail Magazine has been printing as educational to read are really rather sad. "What they did right" is generally over stated, and "what they did wrong" is generally rather obvious. I suspect nepotism.
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