extreme sailing

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Posted by sailpappy ( on February 03, 2000 at 23:00:47:

In Reply to: I'm with Paco posted by Todd on February 03, 2000 at 19:41:41:

By extreme sailing I mean when they put up the Small craft warnings and most people are running in to escape the weather I'm running out to push both myself and the boat to it's limit. I sail best in 20+ knots and at 30+degrees and most people, even well seasoned sailors tend to get white Knuckled when they sail with me.
I have De-masted 2 times and broken almost everything you can imagine on a boat.
I've had the rigging ripped right out of the fittings and blown out every sail on the boat at least a few times.
Some call it insane--I call it "extreme sailing"! When your never sure if today is the day it doesn't go as planned, If you'll make it back in after chasing a storm cell, when lightning is crackling so close to you the heat from it warms you. When you look around and you can't see another living soul and the waves are so high you can see over them at times, the rush that drives you on also drives the pain back in place. If I cant sail I have a 40mph 14ft boat that rivals a jet ski. Getting 10-15ft of air time is fantastic. I may have a perception problem but from my perception I was flamed and I also meant to a new user it looks as if you are constantly flaming each other, Maybe your close enough that you know when it's all in good fun but from here it looks like a flamethrowers convention.
My comment to Ms. Hollaman was a feble attempt at humor, some how you all precieved it as a flame? Go Figure? Many nice,caring,imformative people and just a hand full of Others for the lack of a better word.
I mean come on Hanging to the left and hanging to the right. what the heck is that all about?? Sailpappy

P.S. You can check out my stories about my style of sailing by contacting the Naples city dock. Everyone there knows Old Sailpappy WWW.Naplescitydock.com

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