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