Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
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Re: Getting back into racing
I am excited for you. Racing is a lot of fun. How else can you spend an evening getting yelled at by a mean skipper? How else can you rationalize cutting off people out daysailing? Let others think this is what racing is all about.
I have not raced in two years after sailing hard for 7 years. I am about to join my local (3-hour drive) yacht club and start to race my own boat. I have a lot to learn this summer.
I don't race with screamers. Life is too short! The guys I race with are competitive, but relaxed. Everyone knows what they are doing, so there is never any panic.
As for people out daysailing, we give them all the rights they are entitled to and we expect the same from them. Recreational sailors are rarely a problem, it's asshats in powerboats that cause the most grief on the race course, but even that is fairly rare.
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