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Old 30-11-2014, 07:36   #46
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Re: Moitessier Syndrome

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It used to be that I'd enjoy both, being at sea & visiting shore, with emphasis on the at sea part. These days, me and other boats that I cruise with worry about how we're going to be treated in port. Its gotten so bad we now hate going ashore in many areas. In Florida, we've nearly developed a paranoia about having to go ashore because 90-percent of the time we're treated like crap - no matter how tidy & polite we are. Other areas have gotten more rude too. What the heck?! (Probably cause I don't have a million dollar yacht)
Just the other week I got chased out of a marina because I was invited to visit a friend/slipowner and I arrived in the dinghy-sized boat I use for my mechanic's job. (Oh-no- I couldve been a thief is the marina's excuse! In broad daylight, with a bright yellow workboat that says "repairs"!!) Maybe I just got too sensitive in my old age...
Dress code matters to other people, especially when they are making their first impression of you. How you get treated depends on what you wear (and the look of your boat/dinghy). Would be a good experiment to clean-up and dress-up before going ashore and see if you are treated the same.

IMHO, save an outfit for first interactions, like the "Sunday best" of old.

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Most interesting. This conquering thing.

In our case, because our boat is so 'tiny', it is never about conquering. Here it is about being fit and well in tune with the big picture. No pushing, no pulling; going with the flow and making sure we are in the right flow at the "best" time, as far as we can.

I sometimes sail big boats (for money). Indeed they are the other modality.

I often think we can chose our language up first, but from there on our chosen language creates us.

The same may apply to sailing: we chose the tool up front then onwards the tool starts to carve us into whatever sort of sailor we become.

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Excellent thread. I just bought two of BM's books on amazon, can't wait to read them


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Re: Moitessier Syndrome

I think the syndrome affects every sailor on Sunday, when returning to the marina after a weekend sail, as they realize that Monday brings a return to the real world and day job, familial or spousal duties, and the daily grind (and not of winches).

Here is a photo of Moitessier's face at that thought.
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Re: Moitessier Syndrome

Just recently finished an Atlantic crossing, about half way across, my mind was "Do we really have to go ashore?" and everyone else was "I can't wait to make landfall". So there is a different mind set for some of us.
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Dress code matters to other people, especially when they are making their first impression of you. How you get treated depends on what you wear (and the look of your boat/dinghy). Would be a good experiment to clean-up and dress-up before going ashore and see if you are treated the same.

IMHO, save an outfit for first interactions, like the "Sunday best" of old.

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If not for the fact that there was also something about Florida.

What dress code do they have there in Florida? Flip flops and tees or do they go to the beach in tuxedoes?

Just a bad spot. Bad people. Go elsewhere where people are fine.

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Mointessier is at the sailing like Mozart at the music. Period.
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