I used to live in New Jersey.
It doesn't suck.
But many people have false stereotypes about New Jersey. They think it is full of awful people like...
What is less well known is that New Jersey is a superb area for sailing, especially Sunfish sailing and Laser sailing. The north-west area of the state is dotted with dozens of lakes surrounded by wooded hills and is a hotbed of Sunfish sailing.
Here you will find scenes like...
And the Jersey shore has all kinds of sailing, including Laser sailing. The longest running Laser regatta in the US (maybe the world) is held annually in New Jersey at Surf City Yacht Club, won this year by....
Another famous sailor who spent his early years in New Jersey is the US representative in the Laser class at the 2008 Olympics...
As I discovered in the years I lived there, New Jersey is a wonderful place for a sailing family to live and to bring up their children to learn about and to enjoy our outstanding sport of sailing...
I wonder where this little chap is now?
I've never seen a "snooki" in a Sunfish
This post is written in response to a request by Baydog to write a post on the topic of stereotypes and misconceptions about New Jersey. He won the right to choose a post subject for me in some nutty competition here a few weeks ago.