it had to be said

Brian Hancock’s Say It article raised some hackles. We like this post from Ryley in our forum…
“The VOR, as fun as it can be to follow, violates the first rule of destination sailing – never try to sail to a schedule because you’ll get burned. Hancock is disingenuous when describing how easy it was for Kenny Read to get a new rig in his boat to be able to continue racing – the logistics involved in even a simple repair is astounding, and all has to be completed based on the arbitrary VOR clock.
Brian, you seem to be reliving glory days of sailing that simply don’t exist in an Internet economy. Next you’ll be telling us all how you sailed upwind, in both directions, 1,000 miles to school every day.”  Jump in this thread.