Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Splitting time between Merritt Island, Fl and Asheville, NC for a bit
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I agree with Sander and others....will watch the AC with interest for the competition and in awe of the technology and beauty of the boats, but not with the same connection to it as as sailor that I had as a kid watching Ted Hood and Dennis Connor sailing Twelves.
Today’s AC races are like watching rocket launches or Grand Prix races or other high tech, high dollar events that are enjoyable to watch but so far removed from the reality of daily life as to seem like science fiction or an action movie.
Back in the day I could sail my dad’s American 16 on lake Martin in Alabama and believe that if I could get that (way too tiny) jib trimmed well enough, and time my tacks at the perfect times, I, too, could beat any challengers.....
S/V Everlasting Moon
1981 Endeavour 32
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