829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind



Monday, March 12, 2012




I'm confident that in my years of Laser sailing, at one point or 
another, I could have been seen in that exact same position.  
Entirely unintentionally however, and not nearly that far ahead 
of the pack, yet in that same position nonetheless.  And I was
probably close to if not already crying.



9 comments:

  1. I'm confident that in my weeks of Laser sailing, at no point could I ever have been seen in that exact same position.

    I thought that strap in the cockpit was for tying down the drybag I put my wallet and car keys in.

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  2. No, it was for shoving your lifejacket underneath. You could clip it to the little bit of pre-stretch that tied the hiking strap to the eye straps in the back of the cockpit. The wallet and car keys went in one of many inspection ports, along with your collapsible anchor and paddle.

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  3. "There's no crying in Laser sailing" - Jimmy Dugan.

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  4. Hmmmmm, I thought that that stap kept the cooler from tipping over, or worse, being lost in a capsize.

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  5. The stupidest thing I ever did in a Laser was ....... (Do I have to disclose this?) ..... was deliberately capsize before the first race of the day in order to free up my mast head wind quide. On my way over, I instinctively reached out for the mast and dislocated my shoulder. A guy off the Race Committee rescued me and then raced my boat for the day while I went to the Club for two shots of Scotch while I waited for Trophy to take me to the hospital.

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  6. But I never was photographed like the human pretzel in the first photo above!

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  7. Doc, I would never ridicule anyone who'd figured out how to get free Scotch.

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  8. ... not to mention Trophy??

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