My post on Ten Reasons Why Sunfish Are Better Than Lasers generated quite a lot of interest...
Scuttlebutt sent out a link to it.
Somebody posted a link to it on the Sunfish forum.
The folk on the Yahoo group for the Arizona Yacht Club started discussing it.
I received a very nice email from someone who I can only describe as one of the elder statespersons of the Sunfish class thanking me for the post.
Someone posted it on the New Orleans Yacht Club website but renamed it 10 reasons why Sunfish are better than Finns. Apparently I've been sucked into some long-running feud down there between Finn sailors and Sunfish sailors.
During the ensuing flame war, one of the Finn sailors posted more reasons why Sunfish are better...
Mostly girls sail them.
They have pretty sails.
Its funny to watch them when Finns gobble them up and crap em out.
They look cute on the beach.
No pesky Olympic sailors to compete against.
They are cheap.
Grandma, Grandpa, and 6 year old can all share the same boat.
Just kidding....we love our little sunfish friends. Just keep out of the way!
And now apparently there is a challenge to be held between the Sunfish and Finn fleets...
When: Superbowl Saturday
What: Just Bragging Rights
Two Teams (Finns and Sunfish)
9 boats to a Team.
Teams must be comprised of sailors from AL to LA.
Team Captains: Bad Dog and Anne Edwards!
Geeze. What have I started?