Dec 5, 2006, 8:42 AM
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Interesting connection with TV. I like going to sports events, but I miss not having instant replay. Must be my A.D.D. (or the beers).
Re: [PaulK] Who drives your boat?
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What's important to realize that on most boats, the helmsman's job is to just steer. Sure there is more to it than just keeping the telltales flowing - they need to be able to steer thru situations. But since the tactician should be verbally steering the boat too, the helmsman's job is simpler than most think. There are plenty of folks who aren't very good sailors on their own, but they have learned how to steer.
My guess is that some people like having the control of owning their own boat, but don't have the patience and concentration needed to steer it when racing.