22 October 2010
Wind Assisted Effin' Idiot
A friend of mine just bought this boat. Usually I'm not a fan of buying upside down boats but this one is different. Because they do this on purpose for boats "like this".
What is a boat "like this"? Well, it's fast and meant for the open ocean. It has a canting keel, a sprit bigger than Barry Bonds' head and is made entirely of carbon. This friend has won a single handed transpac and still admits that this boat is going to be a handful. He sounds freakin' giddy about it.
Now for the boat name: WAFI. Stands for wind assisted f'in idiot. Though it's not clear if we're talking about the boat being an idiot or the sailor. Sheesh, I hate ambiguous boat names worse than boat name puns. Erk, I just realized that this sailor's other boat's name is a pun. I've always given him a pass because the boat came with the name and he's a better sailor than I am. But, I'm not sure if I can deal with two bad boat names in his family. We'll see, he doesn't have the boat yet so there is time.
We should probably see this boat in the Bay Area in the next couple of months. I would ask for a ride but I'm a bit scared of this thing.