I have a t-shirt that I bought secondhand for 50 cents that says that. It's a pink t-shirt, a little tight, with a picture of a martini glass on it, and it always seems to get attention.
Anyway, we tried out the new mast today, and it's a stiff one for sure. I think it's way better than our old mast, but we sure haven't gotten it tuned up right yet. We were slow as death in the first race, because the rig was way too tight. I backed off the uppers in the second race and that was better, but the lowers were still too tight. And the headstay sagged too much. And it was way more responsive to small changes in backstay than my old mast. I wonder whether the butt of this mast should be moved aft a little bit, or the forestay should be tightened up. Something's off, for sure. But it was fascinating to sail with it, and to notice how many things felt different: the shape of the jib, the responsiveness of the backstay, the feel of the helm, the angle of the mast downwind. It reminded me of why I find Etchells so mysterious and fascinating. These masts are infinitely adjustable, and getting it almost right can feel nearly as slow as having none of it right. I'm not sure which one we were tonight. In the second race we were better than the first, but yikes. It's a whole different boat with this mast.
I know drivers who can notice the difference in the responsiveness of their car that different wheels have. It's hard for me to imagine ever tuning into a car in that way. But man, a mast? Worlds of difference.