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Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

It's almost a given at every mountain that there's some sort of innate, visceral competition between patrols and ski schools. All healthy fun! Hey, some of my best friends were ski-schoolers.
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It's almost a given at every mountain that there's some sort of innate, visceral competition between patrols and ski schools. All healthy fun! Hey, some of my best friends were ski-schoolers.
My oldest nephew is on the Patrol out at Mammoth Mountain...

They refer to the instructors as "POODLES"... (grin)
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Well, that was illuminating.
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My oldest nephew is on the Patrol out at Mammoth Mountain...

They refer to the instructors as "POODLES"... (grin)
Ahhhh powder (and avalanche) country. Not much of that around here in the Adirondacks. Last winter there was virtually 0 natural snow, the previous winter, we were buried. It's always a crap shoot in the NE.
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Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

Well, I'm the age of majority, and I should know better, but I still don't.

I know alchohol will kill me, but I still drink it.

I know I will break a leg skiing, but I still challenge the black diamonds.

I know sailing will kill me, but I still want to circumnavigate.

And if none of THAT works, I still have the old standbyes, of high cholestral, high blood pressure, or plain old heart attack.

Fact is; none of us are going to make it out of this alive. You can't live forever, and you can't take it with you.

If I have to live my "mature years", wrapped up in a blanket, sitting on a rocker on my front porch, grazing on cardboard flavored "health food", I'd rather die.

If my ship smashes into an uncharted rock while rounding Cape Horn during a force 10, (in a cheap production Hunter), you can put on my tombstone, "he died living his dream".

At least I'll have died living, instead of lived dying.
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Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

BFS sticker earned again by Ronie with a class win in this years Singlehanded Transpac, sailing a Moore 24.

Keel has stayed on so far.
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Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

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Then you should have learned the difference between calculated risks and foolhardiness.

I skied the black diamonds from the second time I went skiing but I also stayed in bounds. I stayed near land until I learned how to sail - I didn't just buy an old boat and head across the Pacific.

Exercising adult judgement and personal responsibility doesn't require you to end up sitting in a rocker.

There's a reason the word begins with "fool".
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Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

When I was young I was immortal. A child-man of strength and vigor ready to take on any challenge and defeat it. In my middle years I fought to retain that strength. I began to understand the words wisdom, discretion, and responsibility. Now I see my mortality and he is now my friend having accepted his ways. My strength is now in my children and grandchildren given wings by the love of family, friends and God above.

It would be a shame to have foolishly thrown that future away. Carpe diem is a wonderful way to live. Just do it reasonably. If it is the fate of the sea to make that final embrace let it be with regrets from a prepared mind.
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Re: BFS Proponent Rescued at Sea

The world's most famous BFS Proponent just completed the Sydney-Hobart.

http://sailinganarchy.com/2014/01/01/the-hangover/

What do you need to prove the dock-hugging lamers wrong? Stones and grit.

RonnieS has both of those in spades. Congrats Ronnie.
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The world's most famous BFS Proponent just completed the Sydney-Hobart.

the hangover | Sailing Anarchy

What do you need to prove the dock-hugging lamers wrong? Stones and grit.

RonnieS has both of those in spades. Congrats Ronnie.
I'm not sure that crewing on a Sydney to Hobart is necessarily all that, although it is true though that this year was no fun run.

If he does the Vendee then I will maybe be a little bit impressed.

Either way he doesn't have to prove anything to anyone, anymore.
He is doing plenty of sailing, the kind of sailing in fact he may of been better off starting with, safe within the special regs of ISAF

He is having fun and giving it all a go. Good on him.
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