The easy answer for me to the question of "who is the most important" , IT IS THE LAST PLACE GUY/GAL.
Remember that would be you if each last place disappeared until it was you.
He is the middle fleet fellow next year.
In three years he may be top dog and taking in the big regattas.
Let's figure out how to give him/her a trophy- most improved, last place that sailed all the races, the fellow that traveled to furthest to get to the water, maybe the oldest.
When I think about it a little more, nobody is more important than anyone else.
We need the whole bunch--even you guys that quite sailing and sell your boat to the next fellow.
I think about it a little more and maybe the most important one is YOU. and what can you do to help the cause.
My Name is Tillerman and I am an Aerobian
9 months ago