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Dr. Samuel Johnson

“When a man comes to like a sea life, he is not fit to live on land.” – Dr. Samuel Johnson

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Tracy Ross

“Nothing goes to windward like a 747.” – Tracy Ross

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E. B. White

“If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most.” – E. B. White

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Hugo Vihlen

“I don’t know who named them swells. There’s nothing swell about them. They should have named them awfuls.” – Hugo Vihlen

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Sterling Hayden

“Wind is to us what money is to life on shore.” – Sterling Hayden

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Bernard Moitessier

“I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits.” – Bernard Moitessier

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Tristan Jones

“A small craft in an ocean is, or should be, a benevolent dictatorship.” – Tristan Jones

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Tristan Jones

“If you can not arrive in daylight, then stand off well clear, and wait until dawn. After all, that’s one of the things God made boats for- to wait in.” – Tristan Jones

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John MacGregor

“The perfection of a yachts beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty’s sake.” – John MacGregor

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Robin Lee Graham

“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.” – Robin Lee Graham

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John Masefield

“Men in a ship are always looking up, and men ashore are usually looking down.” – John Masefield

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Joshua Slocum

“I was born in the breezes, and I had studied the sea as perhaps few men have studied it, neglecting all else.” – Joshua Slocum

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Hammond Ines

“He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger” – Hammond Ines

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Old Sailing Saying

“Ships are all right, it’s the men in them…”

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Old Sailors Saying

“Below 50 degrees south there is no law. Below 60 degrees south there is no God.” – Old Sailors Adage