Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
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Re: Non-racer etiquette?
I like it when they inform you that they are racing, as if it gives them a special privilege. Don't get me wrong, I go out of my way for them, it's just that most of them are jerks.
Why do they choose to race across channels? Last summer, coming into Jamestown I watched a the Pilot boat and harbor master's boat go blaring through a race trying to clear the way for a container ship that was blazing it's horn OBVIOUSLY trying to get out of Narragansett Bay without killing some of them. Yet they really thought they could just keep on.
I wonder if Darwin watched amateur sailboat races as he pondered why the runt of the litter rarely survived?
1999 CATALINA 36 MKII