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Donald Hamilton

“Being hove to in a long gale is the most boring way of being terrified I know.” – Donald Hamilton

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Syrus Publilius

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” – Syrus Publilius

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Philip Holland

“We won the race by twenty three seconds, and two seconds after we had crossed the line, the mast snapped. Which solved the problem of stopping anyway.” – Philip Holland

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Capt. Angus Walters

“Protesting the New York Yacht Club is like complaining about your wife to your mother in law.” – Capt. Angus Walters

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Kenneth Grahame

“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame

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John Kolius

“Sailing is a good sport. You don’t have to beat up the other guy like you do in boxing and football; you just try to outsmart him, and then you go out and have a beer with him” – John … Continue reading

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Money

“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.”

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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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Francis Stokes

“Whenever your preparations for the sea are poor; the sea worms its way in and finds the problems.” – Francis Stokes

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Lee Allred

“Without patience, a sailor I would never be.” – Lee Allred

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Conrad

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

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Nathanael G. Herreshoff

“There are only two colors to paint a boat, black or white, and only a fool would paint a boat black.” – Nathanael G. Herreshoff

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Brooks Atkinson

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

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Buddy Melges

“Sailboat racing becomes a game of chance only when you are not prepared.”  – Buddy Melges

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Bill Kock

“The Americas Cup is a race of management, money, technology, teamwork and, last and incidently, sailing.” – Bill Kock