So... is sailing going to be cool and sexy now?

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    Jul 28, 2010 5:46 AM GMT
    They seem to be pushing this "Charlie St. Cloud" movie pretty heavily on TV.
    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1624867328/rg548510208
    Could sailors possibly become as cool as vampires?

    If so... I have room for about 170 more pounds of crew on my H16. ;)

    Right now, there are lots of decent beachcats and racing dingies on CL for less than $1K. I wonder if it would be a good investment to buy up one or two before the craze hits...
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    Jul 28, 2010 7:39 AM GMT
    Theyre pushing it because of freakin Zac Efron, not because of the sport.
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    Jul 28, 2010 7:41 AM GMT
    Im a sailor, I know tons of sailors, and yes I totally have the hots for them icon_razz.gif

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    Jul 28, 2010 7:43 AM GMT
    amar_m saidIm a sailor, I know tons of sailors, and yes I totally have the hots for them icon_razz.gif

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    IN THE NAVY! Lol!
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    Jul 28, 2010 8:21 AM GMT

    Yeah sailing is cool, I'm dreading when the season is over.

    Can't see it gettting that crazed though, too much skill involved to really be able to push it and it's just not fun if you don't know what you're doing.
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    Jul 28, 2010 8:22 AM GMT
    Thisuserexists said

    Yeah sailing is cool, I'm dreading when the season is over.


    Hell, im telling you, time to head to the Caribbean where the season is never over icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 28, 2010 8:29 AM GMT
    amar_m said
    Thisuserexists said

    Yeah sailing is cool, I'm dreading when the season is over.


    Hell, im telling you, time to head to the Caribbean where the season is never over icon_biggrin.gif



    I know I know!

    We have an out of season winter league called the 'brass monkeys'

    I'll let you use your imagination as to how cold it is!
  • laxdude25

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    Jul 28, 2010 10:20 AM GMT
    Hey, height of sailing/racing season now. It's been going great, heading to the World Championships in the boat class I sail! Kinda doubt Zac will be there..but the great thing with sailing is that there is always plenty of great eye candy, and even "str8" guys who get horny and are willing to experiment.

    Edit: Duh, sexual activity is not a key part of sailing. Excuse me for letting the sexual energy on a great summer morning detract from my message. That said, as I note below, I do like the easy going atmosphere in sailing, where most guys couldn't care less about sexuality. But formal apologies to thisuserexist or any other sailor if I offended you.
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    Jul 28, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
    laxdude25 saidHey, height of sailing/racing season now. It's been going great, heading to the World Championships in the boat class I sail! Kinda doubt Zac will be there..but the great thing with sailing is that there is always plenty of great eye candy, and even "str8" guys who get horny and are willing to experiment.


    Yeah that's the great thing about sailing (sarcasm)
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    Jul 28, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    Hey, obviously that is not the most significantly great thing about sailing. I apologize for slipping into a sexually charged moment here. I have been sailing since I was five, and like it for all the right reasons. However, I do also like the fact that sailors tend to be pretty relaxed about stuff like sexuality.
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    Jul 28, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    Sailing has always been sexy and cool. I keep a Moody 47 in Charleston for those times when "geting away from it all" is most important.

    The real problem is finding gay mates with whom to crew. Lol. Typically not the type guy who ventures onto RealJock.
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    Jul 28, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    twomack saidSailing has always been sexy and cool. I keep a Moody 47 in Charleston for those times when "geting away from it all" is most important.

    The real problem is finding gay mates with whom to crew. Lol. Typically not the type guy who ventures onto RealJock.


    Why Gay mates? I'm lost.

    Are we talking serious racing here or cruising?

    And sorry but who keeps a €200,000 + yacht for "getting away from it"??

    Am I mixing up the boat?

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    Jul 28, 2010 3:25 PM GMT
    Hey, go easy on the poor guy. If he has the money to spend on a boat like that for getting away, more power to him! I definitely am NOT in that league, but the harbor where I am based in the summer is filled with $1 million dollar sailboats that don't get much use...but also plenty of the smaller stuff which is sailed and raced every week.

    And I get that for him sailing or racing with a group of gay mates may be the ultimate. Doing what you love with guys with whom you can be comfortable with. I find I can do that with my str8 or gay buddies, but some guys may feel otherwise.
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    Jul 28, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
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    twomack saidSailing has always been sexy and cool. I keep a Moody 47 in Charleston for those times when "geting away from it all" is most important.

    The real problem is finding gay mates with whom to crew. Lol. Typically not the type guy who ventures onto RealJock.


    Why Gay mates? I'm lost.

    Are we talking serious racing here or cruising?

    And sorry but who keeps a €200,000 + yacht for "getting away from it"??

    Am I mixing up the boat?



    Yes. Gay mates. I have many friends straight and gay. But on occasion it is nice to get away where everyone onboard is gay, not straight, and not freaked out if some guy is onboard bare-ass naked.

    Cruising these days. I left my racing days behind as I moved through my thirties and life became way too busy.

    €200,000 is relative.

    No, you're likely not mixing up the boat.
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    Jul 28, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    twomack said
    Thisuserexists said
    twomack saidSailing has always been sexy and cool. I keep a Moody 47 in Charleston for those times when "geting away from it all" is most important.

    The real problem is finding gay mates with whom to crew. Lol. Typically not the type guy who ventures onto RealJock.


    Why Gay mates? I'm lost.

    Are we talking serious racing here or cruising?

    And sorry but who keeps a €200,000 + yacht for "getting away from it"??

    Am I mixing up the boat?



    Yes. Gay mates. I have many friends straight and gay. But on occasion it is nice to get away where everyone onboard is gay, not straight, and not freaked out if some guy is onboard bare-ass naked.

    Cruising these days. I left my racing days behind as I moved through my thirties and life became way too busy.

    €200,000 is relative.

    No, you're likely not mixing up the boat.


    That's cool, nice boat, I suppose you're right, just seemed like large boat to only use on occasion.

    As for wandering around naked on a boat, I think I'd want something bigger again before I'd do that!
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    Jul 28, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    Thisuserexists said
    twomack said
    Thisuserexists said
    twomack saidSailing has always been sexy and cool. I keep a Moody 47 in Charleston for those times when "geting away from it all" is most important.

    The real problem is finding gay mates with whom to crew. Lol. Typically not the type guy who ventures onto RealJock.


    Why Gay mates? I'm lost.

    Are we talking serious racing here or cruising?

    And sorry but who keeps a €200,000 + yacht for "getting away from it"??

    Am I mixing up the boat?



    Yes. Gay mates. I have many friends straight and gay. But on occasion it is nice to get away where everyone onboard is gay, not straight, and not freaked out if some guy is onboard bare-ass naked.

    Cruising these days. I left my racing days behind as I moved through my thirties and life became way too busy.

    €200,000 is relative.

    No, you're likely not mixing up the boat.


    That's cool, nice boat, I suppose you're right, just seemed like large boat to only use on occasion.

    As for wandering around naked on a boat, I think I'd want something bigger again before I'd do that!


    They no longer make the 47 footer. There's a 62 now I think it is. Moody is owned by the Hanse Group. They also own Dehler and a couple of others. I've not kept up with them.

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    Jul 28, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    Since I was a kid, I thought saillors were cooler than vampires. But I'm biased: I grew up on the coast of Maine, and later sailed to the Virgin Islands. That said, I wouldn't use "sailboat" and "investment" in the same sentence. Buy a boat because you love to sail, not because you think you can make any money by speculating in boats.
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    Jul 28, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
    A friend of mine once advised me to do a "sailing simulator" exercise before I bought my first boat.

    1) Turn your shower on as cold as it goes
    2) Step in with all of your clothes on
    3) Get out your wallet and start throwing hundred-dollar bills in the toilet

    Still having fun? You might be a sailor!

    As far a big boats: yes, it seems better to cultivate friends who own big boats than to try to own one onesself.
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    Jul 28, 2010 8:43 PM GMT
    I want to like sailing, but I can't. I have sailed a lot. I even took my comp crew course, but I am afraid I just cannot be arsed with the whole thing. I want to be able to jump into a boat, bomb around for a while, then get back out and go. Sailing involves too much faffing around, before, during and after. The only bit I enjoy is cruising along, with nothing to adjust and no bossy **** giving me orders (I can get that at work). That hardly ever happens, so, sorry, no more sailing for me.
  • laxdude25

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    Jul 28, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    Hey Mil8, you've clearly been sailing with the wrong guys. I guarantee your experience will be good if you sail with me.
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    Jul 28, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    haha...i love Zac. he's EXACTLY the kind of guy I want icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 28, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    laxdude25 saidHey Mil8, you've clearly been sailing with the wrong guys. I guarantee your experience will be good if you sail with me.


    laxdude25

    Thanks for the encouragement. You've almost tempted be back!
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    Jul 29, 2010 10:27 AM GMT
    Mil8 saidI want to like sailing, but I can't. I have sailed a lot. I even took my comp crew course, but I am afraid I just cannot be arsed with the whole thing. I want to be able to jump into a boat, bomb around for a while, then get back out and go. Sailing involves too much faffing around, before, during and after. The only bit I enjoy is cruising along, with nothing to adjust and no bossy **** giving me orders (I can get that at work). That hardly ever happens, so, sorry, no more sailing for me.


    But that's the difference between sailing and motor boats.

    Buy yourself a RIB and just enjoy 'bombing around' on that.

    Of just buy a small racing dinghy and put up with the 30 mins it takes to get it in and out of the water.

    I sail on a J80 and it takes us 15 - 20 mins to crane it into the water and rig it and go.

    The other option is to shell out 500K on a big boat complete with crew to have it ready for you! you won't be 'bombing' much on the bigger cruisers though and you'd look a bit silly having 'crew' on a Fireball.
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    Jul 29, 2010 10:52 AM GMT
    Chick flicks are for chicks.

    The only thing I find appealing about Efron is the fact that he has a cock ... at least, I think he does.

    His only talent is his good looks. All else is incidental.

    Will I see this movie? Hell to the no! Do I think sailors are hot? Effin' yeah, I do. Do I think this movie has anything at all to do about the sport of sailing? Uh, no. Do I think this movie will increase awareness of the sport? Nope, not unless horny school girls suddenly become wealthy enough to begin purchasing sailboats and the crews to sail them in much the same way they purchase posters of Efron at their local Wal-Mart.
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    Jul 29, 2010 10:54 AM GMT
    reppaT saidChick flicks are for chicks.

    The only thing I find appealing about Efron is the fact that he has a cock ... at least, I think he does.

    His only talent is his good looks. All else is incidental.

    Will I see this movie? Hell to the no! Do I think sailors are hot? Effin' yeah, I do. Do I think this movie has anything at all to do about the sport of sailing? Uh, no. Do I think this movie will increase awareness of the sport? Nope, not unless horny school girls suddenly become wealthy enough to begin purchasing sailboats and the crews to sail them in much the same way they purchase posters of Efron at their local Wal-Mart.


    Well said! hear hear!! icon_smile.gif