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Old 13-01-2012, 12:53   #61
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Re: Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors

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Some great names listed so can I add a present day inspiration for me for whom I have tremendous respect..

Jeanne Socrates
She sounds like she maybe smart..at least she had the good sense to go sailing...
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Old 13-01-2012, 13:07   #62
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Re: Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors

Captain Aubrey, Captain Hornblower, Captain Alan Lewrie, but my number one is Captain Ron
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Re: Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors

Christopher Columbus
Francis Drake
Robert Beebe
Charlie and Margo Wood
Pat and Ali Schlute
Laura Dekker
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Re: Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors

Please consider Mau Piailug and Eric de Bisschop
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Re: Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors

Good list but I think Shackleton should be there.

Also, as a Canuck, I would vote for Derek Hatfield who has demonstrated time and time again a dedication to funding, building and sailing in around the world alone races and enduring and rising above knockdowns and other hardships.
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shackleton and laura dekker
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Re: Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors

I would add Bob Bartlett.

Now well known but quite the man.

Robert Bartlett (explorer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And............

How about Howard Blackburn????

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Blackburn
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Ted Hood
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Re: Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors

Rosie Swale who impressed my wife so much when we met her PS her last circumnavigation was on foot finishing as a pensioner.

Dr Hans lindieman. two atlantic crossings neither in a boat almost anyone else would consider.

Poon Lim (BEM). Look him up?
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In a messy order:

Willem Janszoon (Duyfken)

Abel Tasman (Tasmania, New Zeland etc.)

Willem Barentsz (Barentsz Sea etc.)

Adriaen Block (Block Island, most of New England)

Maarten Tromp (ended Spanish naval power and kicked English butt)

Piet Heyn (took the Spanish Armada)

Jacob Roggeveen (Easter Island, Samoa)

Michiel de Ruyter (kicked English and French butt)

Connie van Rietschoten (Flyer, Whitbread)

Laura Dekker (the story continues )

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Re: Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors

Nick,

I hope you don't mind, but I shared with Laura on her guestbook, your post. That is what you call "cross-plugging" and I hope the mods don't mind either................


Laura, It just keeps getting better on the Cruiser's Forum. Nick, aboard S/V Jedi, a Sundeer 64 and a very respected member/cruiser put up his top ten in the poll...... Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors... Willem Janszoon (Duyfken).... Abel Tasman (Tasmania, New Zeland etc.)... Willem Barentsz (Barentsz Sea etc.).... Adriaen Block (Block Island, most of New England).... Maarten Tromp (ended Spanish naval power and kicked English butt).... Piet Heyn (took the Spanish Armada).... Jacob Roggeveen (Easter Island, Samoa).... Michiel de Ruyter (kicked English and French butt).... Connie van Rietschoten (Flyer, Whitbread).... Laura Dekker (the story continues) Now you are REALLY in some good company and you deserve to be after your year long fight with your government and more importantly, your ability to dial in to what ever boat you sail. I'm sure for you it is just a sixth sense, but for the rest of us takes a long time to become "one" with our boat. Bob aka "deckofficer"
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Re: Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors

Quite a funny coincidence that svJedi alias Nick mentions the Dutch Sealords of the 17th century who's hardest fight was against the Dutch politicians and not so much the Spaniards or British.
Same counts actually for Horatio, Lord Nelson and before him Francis Drake.
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Re: Top Ten Most Inspirational Sailors

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Same counts actually for Horatio, Lord Nelson and before him Francis Drake.
Add John Paul Jones to that list as well.
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Yes lol... Why do you think we emigrated from Holland

But never forget: You ain't much if you aren't Dutch!

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