"Poetry Corner" from the Westpoint Slough CyberCruise.CYBERCRUISE POETRY From: Linda Hill Subject: Thanks to the Muddies Many thanks to the Muddies for sharing their slough. Thanks to mudley and gnarlin for showing how to get through. Borga borgas to the Muddies for the stout mooring ball. We found Nod is the place for the best entertainment of all. Take note all you cybercruisers the secret is out. Cruising the South Bay is what life's about! linda
From: fishmeal Subject: Re: Thanks to the Muddies Linda said "Gee, the trip back is tough, The wind is against you, the water is rough." But out on the Bay, when we crossed Nakia's wake, We could fetch Berkeley easy, this was one piece of cake. So we tacked onto port, pinched up through their lee, Cracked the jib barber hauler, this leg would be free. Why do the big boats have so much less fun? Something to do with that old number one. The right jib would make it a reach and a treat, But they have roller furling - for *them* it's a beat!
From: "Craig Haggart, Accelerator Ops" Subject: Oh, so it's a POETRY WAR you want, eh? Mister Kamen's a stouthearted fellow About sailboats he knows quite a lot; He is known to be groovy and mellow And TZ takes off like a shot. But talking about "sailing" and "easy" In the same sentence just ain't allowed: "That furling gear's heavy and sleazy Designed for the nerds in the crowd." "Winches should not have self-tailers Too heavy! Too easy! Too mod! Those newfangled things are just failers When they don't work you'll swim with the cod." "What's that on your transom? A windvane?! How garish and weighty! How crass! Your sailing should not be without pain In your arms and your legs and your ass." But our fishmeal is not a real Luddite He'll do what it takes to go fast As long as the gear is built real light And guaranteed never to last. If sails haven't been custom fitted You obviously don't have a clue; "On the water you will be outwitted "It's no fun to be last, you foo!" Yes, cruisers are slowpokes and dumbclucks With gear that makes sailing a snooze. Paul will buy stuff that costs big bucks... AS LONG AS IT'S REAL HARD TO USE! -theg yooo, theg yoo vurry mush