There's been a thread on the Laser forum the last couple of days about an issue at some Laser fleet in Texas. Sounds like they don't want some guy to sail with them. Knowing nothing about the people or the real issues involved I joined in with a couple of typically sarcastic asinine contributions. I never let ignorance stand in the way of being a wiseass.
Then it emerged that one of the reasons claimed for keeping this guy out of his local Laser fleet is that he has a blog, and he is not prepared to guarantee that he won't write about his experiences sailing with the fleet.
This could explain a lot. Is this why hardly anybody would sail with me in Bristol last year? Is this why I always have to practice on my own?
Anyway, Laser sailing is a small world and it was pretty easy to put two and two together and come to what is probably a totally incorrect conclusion as to who my fellow sufferer from blogger discrimination really is. Turns out I have met him a few times over the years.
And he has the most amazing blog which is one of the best resources about Laser sailing I have ever seen. I could study it for hours and hours (and probably will) and learn a gazillion things from it. The oldest post on his blog is dated 1990, which is pretty incredible considering Blogger wasn't launched until 1999.
I like the title of his blog too. Improper Course. Enjoy!