Originally Posted by pathalla
My wife and I are primarily sailors too, she's on her second Paralympic sailing campaign right now. Our Searider is primarily used as a coachboat for her campaign. I think sailors are smarter than most stinkpotters, that's why we're drawn to the functionality of RIBs. What do you have for a sailboat? Do any racing?
O.K. lets not get started....
C'mon Dc, we ALL know you love your rib best, just don't tell your wife...
Sorry, no... I'd rather be racing a Viper640 (my current favorite boat), J/24 or Sonar, or cruising with the family on our little 25' sailboat. The RIB is great fun for blasting about though, and my 7 y.o. daughter prefers the RIB. I am looking forward to scooting 15 miles offshore to visit the whales a few times in the RIB this summer. Never would have thought of doing that, if we hadn't sailed through Stellwagen Bank on our 25' cruisey sailboat, on our way to Provincetown for a weekend.
Different tools for different needs. In either case, being on the water is what it's all about!! Best of both worlds
I waste time here, but much more on SailingAnarchy.com
Hmmm... Whale watch... the first Mass Bay RIBnet rally? I may not have my boat back from FL until Memorial Day weekend, so how about June 9th? (weather dependent, of course). I have a local J/24 regatta the following weekend (Father's Day).