Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Henderson, NV
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Re: Guests on my boat
This thread is a good read. I also have hosted dozens, maybe over 100 people in the seven years I've had this boat. I wish I had documented all of them! Sometimes I'll run into someone I haven't seen in a few years and they'll remind me that they've sailed with me! To a person, everyone who came aboard was respectful and is welcome aboard again. Every situation and personality is different, so my 30' tub with six people hanging out or even racing may only draw the types of folks I like. I don't know how the other posters here have been so unlucky in that regard.
I will relate one experience, though: I was racing in the Wednesday beer cans and one of the crew had never even sailed- he's a friend and colleague. As we approached the weather mark, I noticed a trail of vomit coming from the windward rail. My buddy was puking all over the place (except in the water)! So I ordered one of the grinders to grab a bucket from the laz, drag it and splash the deck to get rid of the puke. He did, my buddy kept puking, but overboard, and we continued on. Won the race, even. The guy who got the bucket was new on my boat, too. No one even mentioned it later. The friend who puked? We have a good laugh and he's coming by for a sail tonight.
I'm going to start taking photos of everyone I take out from now on. That will make a nice slide show.
1968 Cal 2-30