THE SAILING EQUIVALENT OF "FIELD OF DREAMS"

posted Mar 30, 2010, 5:07 PM by Bryan Sarber   [ updated Mar 30, 2010, 5:15 PM ]
Following is the lead story from Scuttlebutt today.  I met Peter and his crew in Eustsis, FL at midwinters earlier this month.  Nice guy and great addition to the class!  - Bryan
 
Peter Lane and his wife Kristen are best known for their two-boat all professional Melges 24 Brick House Team. While enjoying the high stakes
sailing game in that class, Peter recently had a revelation into the simpler side of the sport. and he liked it. Here he shares his story:
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I perhaps have an insight into the making sailing fun and expand sailing debate - Scows. Now, I must admit that I was more than a little dismissive of Scow sailing for many years (43 of my last 44 to be exact). But after racing in the Melges 17 Midwinters at Lake Eustis Sailing Club (Eustis, FL),
not only am I a Scow convert and a new Melges 17 owner but, I think I have glimpsed a way to keep sailing fun, friendly, and really competitive.
 
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