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Re: Fond Fairwell

sounds like frivolous useless sailing to nowhere...with food.
Is that what you consider "serious" on the Chesapeake?
Oh right, two disappearing members with chef in their tag and a guy with a restaurant list in his sig sail there... of course it is!


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Bingo.

Reminds me a lot of the FightClub days. Don't worry though, bl, you (we) are the farthest thing from a "serious sailor" that there is. Heh-heh.
Speak for yourself, dude- I sail in a shallow bay and post about food- that qualifies as serious.
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sounds like frivolous useless sailing to nowhere...with food.
Is that what you consider "serious" on the Chesapeake?
Oh right, two disappearing members with chef in their tag and a guy with a restaurant list in his sig sail there... of course it is!
I like food. Sue me. Oh wait - that's on THIS side of the border.

Can't chef's and foodies sail too? We recently had a great SailNet rendezvous on the Chesapeake with people sailing in from all over the Bay. How is that not serious sailing?

I'm going to be up in Rochester and Torento next week. Where are you? First round is on me.
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Re: Fond Fairwell

The implication here seems to be that one is only a 'serious sailor' and thereby a worthy contributor if you've done 1000's of miles across some deep ugly bumpy bits of water.

If you daysail a modest boat every weekend on your local waterway, and enjoy it what is wrong with that?
Or if you race with a local club then how is that not sailing??

Surely this is the kind of sailing most people are actually doing for most of their life and therefore the members doing that probably have the most to add here.

How many circumnavigators/long distance cruisers do we actually have here?? I can think of only a handful. How many other members right now are seriously considering it?? Only another handful???

As for food, damn the stuff is good.

More threads about food and less threads about anchors. Thats my 2 cents for the Sailnet Moderators forward-looking visionary review committee

More threads about hamburgers, tacos, roasts in boat ovens, good wine and rum.
Hey isn't it the middle of summer over there???? Get out there and do some non-serious sailing
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I like food. Sue me. Oh wait - that's on THIS side of the border.

Can't chef's and foodies sail too? We recently had a great SailNet rendezvous on the Chesapeake with people sailing in from all over the Bay. How is that not serious sailing?

I'm going to be up in Rochester and Torento next week. Where are you? First round is on me.
Glad you still have a sense of humour. the Dock is about an hour and a half outside of Toronto. c'mon down and we'll show you how it's done in northern freshwater.
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Glad you still have a sense of humour. the Dock is about an hour and a half outside of Toronto. c'mon down and we'll show you how it's done in northern freshwater.
Doing it in one of the great lakes ? Breed 'em tough in your neck of the woods Jones.
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Re: Fond Fairwell

Only two burners, no shore power or water, under 25', sailing the hell out of april -october. I DARE you Chessy big boat serious sailing air conditioning-and-refrigeration and three- digit price tag-knife owning, coffee snobbing, restaurant listing, white wine and china plate sailors to come roll with us. We're ghetto, and we like it like that.
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Sometimes those good people come back after a cooling off period, sometimes new people come in who have a lot of experience to contribute and fill the void left by the old salts. It's just how forums work. There will always be newbies coming in asking the same questions, and it is important to welcome them warmly or the forum will die.

With several other forums I'm involved with, I've also noticed that some people contribute MORE (as measured by text lines) after they choose to leave, than before! ;-)

I've found this forum to be quite accomodating and friendly actually, so long as you don't follow any thread past the 4th or 5th page! That is also true on many other forums as well.

Well, I hope the OP decides to stick around in any case. I've enjoyed their posts very much.
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Re: Fond Fairwell

all i'm saying is as a human being is at least you can say and post like as if you where talking face to face,if your inclined to be rude an obnoxious atleast be man[or women] enough to do that where people have a chance to respond personally not as just someone who likes to run off at the mout6h with no possibility of consenquences,arm chair sailors my ass. ken owens maryville tenn.
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Meh. The way I see it, if someone wants something to change - just have the stones to come out and say exactly what it is. This beating around the bush while trying to set up some hierarchy of posters is goofy - and seriously passive-aggressive. Every single poster has something to contribute. Even Painkiller.
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