Originally Posted by RKsailsolo
Never read it but de Capitane seems like it would offer a glimpse into the past when auxiliary power was non existent. To me, It's a simple question of why sail if you don't have an appetite to embrace the challenge of mastering the fundamental skills of harnessing natural forces? This appetite also characterizes the divide between sailors and powerboat drivers.
RKSS I think you hit the underlying emotion exactly right, at least for me. One wants to do well, whatever one chooses to do.
Yeah, Boatie, safely anchored, with my morning cuppa, watching the inept ones is definitely a wtf are they doing? moment.