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.

12 comments:

Joe said...

I love it!

Tillerman said...

C'est la vie!

Frankie said...

I'm totally out of practice but in another life I'd love to try out this F'in sailing thing!

Pat said...

Wot is she and what does it rate?

EVK4 said...

Mini 6.5. Sisterships in the Bay rate ~80 and ~30 for downwind races.

O Docker said...

Very deep.

Do you see the boat as halfway down or halfway up?

andrew @ the boat name blog said...

"I hate ambiguous boat names worse than boat name puns."

Love that comment. I feel the same way. Linking to this post from the boat name blog.

Zen said...

Drugs are bad...Mmmk

Caroline said...

Nice! Happy holidays to everyone.

carpelangousta said...

Has to be a rush!! Definitely CLMF!!!!

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