Who pays for the food and beer? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Racing
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree36Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-24-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Taos, NM & E. Setauket NY
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
obanarama is on a distinguished road
Who pays for the food and beer?

I've always provided beer, snacks, and sandwiches for my Tuesday night can racing crew. My wife just realized this and says I'm too generous. I say its what every skipper does for his race crew.

Who's right?
CBinRI, SVAuspicious and dugout like this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-24-2012
mgmhead's Avatar
Somewhat Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 610
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
mgmhead is on a distinguished road
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

Have you ever won a 'who's right' fight with your wife?
__________________
s/v Rhythm
Catalina 387 #29
Rock Hall, MD
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-24-2012
Cruisingdad's Avatar
Best Looking MALE Mod
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Mobile Liveaboards
Posts: 9,894
Thanks: 3
Thanked 97 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

Quote:
Originally Posted by obanarama View Post
I've always provided beer, snacks, and sandwiches for my Tuesday night can racing crew. My wife just realized this and says I'm too generous. I say its what every skipper does for his race crew.

Who's right?
THe capt would provide some beer but we always brought some too and some food for single bouy races. For long distance races (1-2 day), he always provided everything, though we generally brought items of our own. My experience.

Brian
BubbleheadMd likes this.
__________________
Sailnet Adminstrator & Moderator
Catalina 400 Technical Editor

2004 Catalina 400, Sea Mist IV (our boat, F/T Mobile Live Aboards in S FL and Keys primarily)
1987 Tayana Vancouver 42, Credendo Vides, (Mom and Pops boat, F/T Mobile Live Aboards in Puget Sound)

My Website:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow My Blog at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow me on Facebook:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-24-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
Posts: 1,904
Thanks: 13
Thanked 60 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 8
miatapaul is on a distinguished road
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

I think it really depends on the skill level of your crew. I would love to crew on some races, but since I have no racing experience, I would bring beer/snacks enough for myself and some extra. But if I were an experienced racer, and was grinding the winches and what not it seems only fair that you provide the snacks and refreshments.

I never won a "who's right," but not stopping may explain my singledom! I sometimes have a hard time learning. But on the positive side I drink mostly quality local brew.

So if your wining races due to an experienced crew it is really quite cheap labor if all you pay is beer and chips!
smackdaddy and obanarama like this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-24-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Taos, NM & E. Setauket NY
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
obanarama is on a distinguished road
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mgmhead View Post
Have you ever won a 'who's right' fight with your wife?
Ha! Damn good point.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 07-24-2012
SVAuspicious's Avatar
Mermaid Hunter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 2,981
Thanks: 0
Thanked 58 Times in 48 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVAuspicious will become famous soon enough
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

Varies a lot from boat to boat and region to region. I grew up with all food and drink provided by the boat. More recently I've seen a shift to boat buying the drinks and crew bring their own food. It really does depend.

If you are feeding crew you should be getting good crew who are loyal and show up regularly. Help cleaning the boat, hauling sails from storage, Spring prep and Fall lay-up are all reasonable to expect. It's a relationship.

You can save a bit if your wife makes the sandwiches at home. *grin*
obanarama likes this.
__________________
sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks.com
beware "cut and paste" sailors.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 07-24-2012
bljones's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,128
Thanks: 32
Thanked 70 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 7
bljones has a spectacular aura about bljones has a spectacular aura about
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

Quote:
Originally Posted by obanarama View Post
I've always provided beer, snacks, and sandwiches for my Tuesday night can racing crew. My wife just realized this and says I'm too generous. I say its what every skipper does for his race crew.

Who's right?
It's not a matter of who is right, it is a matter of peace in the household. Now, you can fold, and alienate a whole crew to satisfy one wife, and start sliding down the slippery slope of the henpeck highway, or you can create peace through Mutually Assured Destruction:
Tell her you just realized how many pairs of shoes she has in her closet, and offer to stop buying sustenance for the crew if she will stop buying shoes.

Then run.
__________________
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 07-24-2012
Tim R.'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,539
Thanks: 1
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Tim R. is on a distinguished road
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

Around here captain supplies the boat. Crew provide the beer. What is food?
SimonV likes this.
__________________
Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-----------------------------------------------------
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 07-24-2012
SVAuspicious's Avatar
Mermaid Hunter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 2,981
Thanks: 0
Thanked 58 Times in 48 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVAuspicious will become famous soon enough
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

Quote:
Originally Posted by treilley View Post
Around here captain supplies the boat. Crew provide the beer. What is food?
You need to sail in longer races.
__________________
sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks.com
beware "cut and paste" sailors.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 07-24-2012
sea_hunter's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 512
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 15
sea_hunter is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by treilley:900658
Around here captain supplies the boat. Crew provide the beer. What is food?
I agree. For long haul races Capt. supplies basic food groups and TP. Day race-beer race it's the crews' responsibility for beer and snacks. Any extras provided by crew approved by captain.
It's not like the crew's paying for any rent or upkeep on your boat. You might end up with a few new crew members willing to pitch in to the greater good.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
It really pays to shop around... backcreeksailor Gear & Maintenance 3 04-12-2009 08:29 PM
CREW PAYS YOU MONEY!! hgjnfyjmymky6i8kyujk Living Aboard 1 01-14-2006 01:14 AM
CREW PAYS YOU MONEY!!! hgjnfyjmymky6i8kyujk Crew Wanted/Available 0 01-13-2006 04:22 AM
CREW PAYS YOU MONEY hgjnfyjmymky6i8kyujk Learning to Sail 0 01-13-2006 04:20 AM
CREW PAYS YOU MONEY!!! hgjnfyjmymky6i8kyujk Learning to Sail 0 01-13-2006 04:19 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:52 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.