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"Vancouver has a VERY small racing community. Maybe 60 boats? If you take a look at the Southern Straits boats registerd, 1/3 are American.
I am ruined. My skipper is a very experienced race with an incredible reputation, her word is gold."
BULLSH___ that just means more people are aware of her and her tactics . You need to buck up. I raced a lot in my twenties in "the bay area" on a lot of boats. ZZ nailed it earlier. I was a nubbie then. I had screamers and abusers. Then I raced with a skipper who was cool under pressure never raised his voice other than to be heard. I had a lot of skippers raise their voice to be heard not in anger which new to the boat crew took offense to. However, the good skipper would make great sandwiches the night before the races and always had beverages of your choosing. I had a few people try and woo me away from the boat, they couldn't. I was dedicated and I learned tons of info from him. Why? Because he educated everyone who was interested. How? All you had to do was listen, every situation we got into he discussed with us prior to making a move. Confidence, that is what he had in him self and his crew.
I'll be doing the Oregon Offshore and maybe see you in Victoria in May. Good Luck.
Last edited by POLKA247; 03-27-2010 at 12:11 AM.