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Bloop This!


Bloop This!

Our "Bloopers?" piece yesterday of course spawned some fierce debate about these downwind abortions, of which one Anarchist wrote, “This thread is hysterical. I feel like I’m getting lectured by my grandpa. ‘You kids and your damn sportboats. Back when I was a kid, we didn’t need sportboats… sailed upwind both ways… proud to fly bloopers… blah blah blah.’ To be honest…I happen to like seeing the old IOR warhorses barreling dead downwind, rockin’ the blooper, death-rolling for all they’re worth…Pretty lame that this dude is spending gobs of money to slow his boat down with old school ideas all in the quest for the almighty pickle dish! Oh well, I shouldn’t complain- it’ll give all of you old bastards something to chat about at the dock instead of bitching about the sportboats.”

Bloopers certainly give us a nice trip down memory lane – at least they’re useful for something!  For all you kids who’ve never seen the infamous bloop, here’s a video and some pics.