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Current State of Sailboat Racing is Pretty Bad
Good job in opening up an interesting topic, Doug.
At a recent regatta I chaired, I actually had two sailors come up to me and complain because the race committee waited for the last place boat to finish before starting the next race! (We got both races in in about 3 hours). Both these guys win all the time. Imagine what that says to the new sailor: your effort isn''t worth our time - get out of the way.
Inviting a new sailor aboard your boat is a great idea. But, how ''bout offering to go aboard his boat? Not only can you give him specific advice, but maybe you''ll remember what it''s like to come in DFL or to never have won a (even cheesy) trophy!