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Tag: Sailing

15 Sep

Salt Water…

DLR / Sports / / 51 Comments

Update on sailing…

After I’ve gotten over my original and initial WWE immediate charge, (That’s an actual medical term for a guy over 20. It happens when we see automobiles, hunting dogs, firearms, hot babes, sailboats… you getting the picture? Adventure, fury, fighting the elements, etc.) I learned the game of Go. I’m a permanent lifetime student because you perfect that which is in yourself to calculate the future. It’s that simple. It’s a habit you can only perfect if you practice it over and over. Let’s look at sailing in 2050…

I know somebody that just had a little girl and when that little girl is 30 years old, there isn’t going to be a Miami as we know it, no New York City, no Selma, Alabama, no London, no Yokohama Bay, no Boston Harbor, no Battery Park. The water may not be to the building tops but there aren’t going to be any beaches. Venice, Italy already floods up to your knees 4 or more times a year. New water levels paired with the rising cost of fuel and its lack of availability will change our way of transportation.
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09 Sep

The Yacht Club is All New Again…

DLR / Uncategorized / / 35 Comments

What happens at this point? Who nose dives under? The guys on this end have to hang on the the boat and suddenly they’re 60 feet up in the air hanging on and dangling. They’re moving so fast and jockeying for position at the same time.

Sailing is a whole new world. I saw the Oracle AC72 for America’s Cup, almost overnight they just left behind the traditional yacht club approach. The boats are so different, they’re twice as fast in three years. WHAT? It was the fastest boat in the history of the event! There are people that are saying “pay attention because these boats can’t last.” They cost too much to make and there are fatalities and crashes. Spectacular crashes… Their wingsail is 223 ft tall– the tallest one ever built.
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