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post #14 of Old 01-02-2011
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Originally Posted by lobstahpotts View Post
There was a great movie called Wind that came out in 1992 about an underdog team winning.
See, you just shot your credibility all to hell. "Wind" was a fairly lousy movie.

So your position is that the "pinnacle of sailboat racing" should purposely be dumbed-down so that technological advances are not allowed? How do you think "most people" end up being able to use kevlar sails or onboard computers or fast underbody shapes or a plethora of other goodies that make our boats sail faster, safer and easier? Because they were developed for high-end racing first, that's how. I don't want to see the Gran Prix of Monaco raced in Chrysler mini-vans because that's "most people" drive, do you?
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