SEA LEGS – SHIPS & SAILING

Sailing in Greece

Sailing in Greece

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

“A ship is always referred to as “she” because it costs so much to keep her in paint and powder.”  Adm. Chester Nimitz

“The man who would be fully employed should procure a ship or a woman, for no two things produce more trouble” Plautus

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”  William Shedd

“The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself.”  John Rousmaniere

“The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance.”  Annie Van De Wiele

“Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an atrocious liar.”  Don Bamford

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

“On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail,  Reason the card, but passion is the gale.”  Alexander Pope, Essay on Man

“You have no right to own a yacht if you ask that question.”  J. P. Morgan Sr., in answer to a question by Henry Clay Pierce on how much it costs to own and run a yacht.

“To be successful at sea we must keep things simple.”  R. D. Culler

Cap San Diego - Hamburg

Cap San Diego – Hamburg

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

“Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time.”  Joseph Conrad

“If you can’t repair it, maybe it shouldn’t be on board.”  Lin and Larry Pardey

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

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

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

“Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear.” Buzzy Trent

Emma C Berry

Emma C Berry

Images: Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co. © 2013 All rights reserved

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