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Sir Francis Chichester

“Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.” – Sir Francis Chichester

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Vito Dumas

“It’s out there at sea that you are really yourself.” – Vito Dumas

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Old sailors saying

“Mackerel skies and mares tails, soon will be time to shorten sails.” – Old sailors saying

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Eugene O’Neill

“The sea hates a coward.” – Eugene O’Neill

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Brooks Atkinson

“Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” – Brooks Atkinson

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Arthur Beiser

“I start from the premise that no object created by man is as satisfying to his body and soul as a proper sailing yacht.” – Arthur Beiser

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Francis Stokes

“The sea finds out everything you did wrong.” – Francis Stokes

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Bernard Moitessier

“A sailor’s joys are as simple as a child’s.” – Bernard Moitessier

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Henry Wheeler Show

“One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness.” – Henry Wheeler Show

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Ernest Hemingway

“The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.” – Ernest Hemingway

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Joseph Conrad

“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” – Joseph Conrad

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Charles C. Davis

“Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.” – Charles C. Davis

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Allan Villiers

“Only fools and passengers drink at sea.” – Allan Villiers

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Anne Davison

” A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the monent he arrives.” – Anne Davison

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson