I'll think of Dan's comment, and Tim's response, the next time I'm on the
Columbia by 5:30 AM, already dodging 50 other sailors, and the next time
I'm the only person in sight on a 50-sq-mi lake back home, all day, on my
3.7, in the early spring. I prefer to be alone, at least until something
breaks, but that's almost impossible in the Gorge.
I want to see Dan's eyes the first time he sails the Hatch at 10AM, on a
Canadian Holiday weekend in July, on his 3.5. He's in for the shock of his
life. By his definition, there are 300 idiots there, all at once, all
trying to jibe on the same quarter-acre and barely miss the same rock.
I've even seen the rock take evasive action a few times.
But don't flame the poor guy. He's coming from a whole different sailing
world. In airing my error on the net in search of advice, I knowingly
volunteered for slings and arrows like Dan's. My choice, his option. I
exercised mine; he exercised his. And I do Iike Dan's clever Subject
And I must admit I did not appreciate being broadsided by another sailor,
at the same site as my incident, years ago. One instant the other guy was
30 feet upwind and a*** of me, the next instant he was in my face.
Again, the damage was all his, and this time he was admittedly, blatantly,
totally, contritely at fault. He abandoned his gear to check out me and my
gear and offered me his firstborn. But I just wanted to sail, man, and the
worst part of the incident was the two minutres of shreddin' it cost me.
Ya gotta get your priorities straight.
We'll, happy sailing.
Oh yea, Kiss-kiss to Mike.
> Anyone who jibes or changes course so that any other craft has to change
> course to avoid a collision is an idiot! That's it! That's all there is!
> There are no other "rules of the road." Yacht racing rules do not apply
> than racing.
YOU STUPID MOTHER***ER IDIET.
down boy down boy
I'll have to do something about that Cut n Paste before he does
something really ***.
13. What is "rocker"