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Sailing on Film

It seems Hollywood has finally come to its senses — more and more movies about sailing are being made. Last year, sailing enthusiasts like myself were treated to All Is Lost, starring Robert Redford. And now, news arrives that the fascinating story of Donald Crowhurst is on its way to the big screen. Read more here.

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Racing Roundup–November 2014

Click here to read my latest “Racing Roundup” column in Southern Boating magazine.

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Sunday Sail

Sailing off the coast of Cedar Key, Fla., Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Sailing off the coast of Cedar Key, Fla., Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Why We Are Tied to the Ocean

From the Jan. 8, 2014, edition of Scuttlebutt Sailing News:

“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and ships change, it is because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.” – John F. Kennedy, speaking at a dinner for the America’s Cup in September 1962

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