Adam Turinas who messes about in a boat called Messing About and who blogs about it at Messing About in Sailboats (possibly the second best sailing blog on the planet) says that the worst sailing invention ever is My (his) outboard. It does sound like a total piece of shit but I was pleased to read that Adam and his wife sailed almost the whole season on and off the mooring and "were better for it". There's the spirit.
Captain JP took three bites of the cherry in Some sailing things that bug me. His three suggestions for the worst sailing innovations ever are
- America's Cup lawyers
- Twin wheeled small cruisers
- Anything involving the word "frostbite".
Some_day_sailing thinks that the J24 with its sleek foredeck is the worst sailing innovation ever. "May I never have to crew on one again," she begs. Woo hoo. Fighting talk!
And while we are knocking certain classes of boats, SoxSail says that the Optimist is the Worst Boat For Learning Sailing Ever! OMG. Now I'm going to have all the J24 owners and all the Opti moms and dads sending me hate mail.