Sailing Anarchy has a cool new feature, they ask renowned sailors "what's your favorite boat?" Some answer specifically with a particular boat and some more generically with a class... recently they asked Dave Ullman (he picked the 470 class, which he dominated for about 20 years back when it was the only Olympic doublehanded dinghy). You need to know of all the great sailors I've raced against or knew about, Dave is my favorite. Well okay Paul Elvström is in the conversation too, but since I've raced against Dave and only read about Paul, I'm going with Dave. As I wrote to Scot Tempesta (Sailing Anarchy's editor):
In his note where he picks the 470 class as "his favorite", Dave mentions "My next class I would like to sail is the Moth. I would be interested to see if I can sail a class that is so challenging and fast at my age. It could be great fun!" Which brings me to another Sailing Anarchy post, All Good, that includes this picture of a Moth, flying:
I'm with Dave, that looks like great fun. And I'm not even 60+ like he is :)
BTW my own favorite? That would be the 505 class. Which brings me back to Paul...