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Old 14-02-2015, 07:16   #31
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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.
Don't think the OP was about doing it...
More as to why they do it.. and the way they do...
I've sailed off many a hook and mooring engineless but... sometimes I've also sat in the cockpit in the morning with my coffee and thought "WTF are they playing at..."..
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Re: Leaving a mooring/anchorage under sail

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Don't think the OP was about doing it...
More as to why they do it.. and the way they do...
I've sailed off many a hook and mooring engineless but... sometimes I've also sat in the cockpit in the morning with my coffee and thought "WTF are they playing at..."..

I think the why question invites the what. But thanks for highlighting the entertainment aspect (I got it first round). Everyone has to learn, some have to do it the expensive way.
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Re: Leaving a mooring/anchorage under sail

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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.

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