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10-02-2013 09:25 PM
chef2sail
Re: SSCA Annapolis Gam

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Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
I wonder why?
My response was to Chucks question to me
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what made me thing it was all related to cruising?
or something close to that.
10-02-2013 09:21 PM
T37Chef
Re: SSCA Annapolis Gam

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
They are almost all based on cruising...thus the titles of the courses almost all have the word cruising in them
I wonder why?
10-02-2013 09:21 PM
chef2sail
Re: SSCA Annapolis Gam

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Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
I think I stated that pretty clearly in my post.
yes you did,

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From everything I have heard I need to join this great group of sailors-T37chef
I am sure Dave will sign you up gladly so you can fly the burgee too. Don't forget to mark next years Gam on your calendar to attend
10-02-2013 09:13 PM
chef2sail
Re: SSCA Annapolis Gam

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Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
Dave,
It's far, far more than just cruising oriented.

The topics I attended were
Anchoring
Rigging inspections
Sail trim
Electronics integration in today's world.
2 on weather (getting and reading grib's).

what, specifically makes these subjects 'cruise'?

I'm not ridiculing - which is your choice of word. I'm asking.
That's great you went Chuck. I went a few years ago. Its a really great party with a lot of nice people. My impression was that it was a great get together of cruisers. Nothing negative really just a great get together of people who cruise.

I believe SCCA promotes the cruising lifestyle. As I mentioned we are members. The courses / forums were great informational with good people heading them. I attended the same ones or similar when I went/ They are almost all based on cruising...thus the titles of the courses almost all have the word cruising in them

http://www.ssca.org/downloads/events..._Gam_flyer.pdf

If I wanted to learn about sail trim however I would race, or go to Gary Jobsons lectures,,,no slight intended on Dave Flynn from Quantum Sails who I know and did the sails for Haleakula and obviously has knowledge

I am sure Dave's lecture was top notch as he is an expert in that and has made a career of that. It would have been the only one I would have wanted to not miss.

Maybe I can point to this comparison as I have attended the Gam, the pre-training/ courses for the Caribbean 1500, the pre-training and courses for the ARC, and others. They don't compare. Course they aren't meant to.

The only thing I took a little question at was Melras comment that she couldn't understand why anyone who lived or sailed in the area didn't come, but I have asked her to explain that further. I know it wasnt any type of slight as she doesn't post that way on here, but maybe I misread into what she said. Hopefully she will explain.

We support the SSCA. The SCCA burgee flies on our boat, right under our clib burgee, the C&C burgee and the Mystic Seaport burgee which we also support. I enjoy reading about the places in the journals about places I will probably never visit. Enjoy reading others stories. So please don't imply any disparagement of that organization. I think we are lucky to have Dave as the President also. He is passionate, knowledgeable and engaged about all things sailing.

Maybe my choice of word ridiculing was not PC enough here.
10-02-2013 09:00 PM
aeventyr60
Re: SSCA Annapolis Gam

Sounds like the boat parkers really want to be out cruising...
10-02-2013 08:56 PM
T37Chef
Re: SSCA Annapolis Gam

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
So why didn't you attend then Shawn. For the life of me I cant understand why anyone is this area didn't attend.
I think I stated that pretty clearly in my post.
10-02-2013 08:42 PM
chef2sail
Re: SSCA Annapolis Gam

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Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
Sounds like a great time, hearing what all the topics were and what seems like a great group of folks who share a similar passion for sailing. We opted instead to enjoy a weekend to ourselves and get away from people and the rat race of the work week for which I have am thankful.

Not sure what you, Dave, are inferring from Merlnas post? I didn't get that vibe at all, but someone who was sharing the experience they had.

From everything I have heard I need to join this great group of sailors! Cheers
So why didn't you attend then Shawn. For the life of me I cant understand why anyone is this area didn't attend.
10-02-2013 08:01 PM
T37Chef
Re: SSCA Annapolis Gam

Sounds like a great time, hearing what all the topics were and what seems like a great group of folks who share a similar passion for sailing. We opted instead to enjoy a weekend to ourselves and get away from people and the rat race of the work week for which I have am thankful.

Not sure what you, Dave, are inferring from Merlnas post? I didn't get that vibe at all, but someone who was sharing the experience they had.

From everything I have heard I need to join this great group of sailors! Cheers
10-02-2013 07:17 PM
DRFerron
Re: SSCA Annapolis Gam

I think everyone can learn from everyone.

I don't cruise but I've picked up provisioning tips that I use on and off the boat, especially keeping food fresh longer. Some of the conservation tips I've started using at home just because they make sense. Weather happens on and off the boat. I love those workshops in particular and learn something new each time I attend one.

I met non-cruisers and some who didn't even have a boat. Everyone was made to feel welcome because we shared a love of boating, regardless of the amount of miles we had under our keel and regardless of the type of boat.

I have been a member of SSCA since I had a 22-foot boat that darn sure wasn't cruising anywhere. The members I've met are nice people. The fact that the gam happens so close to home is convenient and a bonus to my membership fee.
10-02-2013 06:44 PM
Melrna
Re: SSCA Annapolis Gam

Don't put words in my mouth. I never said true sailors, cult, Live aboard, or only avenue to learn. So let's get real. Only that the gam is a great place to learn from those that wrote the book on various aspects of sailing. Cruising is both part time and full time. The mechanics are mostly the same. Racing is a different animal. A great way to learn how to sail. One season racing is like 5-10 seasons cruising.
All one has to do is look at the topics and the speakers to see there is something for everyone.
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