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Old 19-02-2016, 10:42   #46
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John Stienbeck
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Victor Borga. Great pianist, hilarious and witty comedian, sailed.his boat with.his family to Bermuda and back every summer. A yachtsmanin the grand tradition.

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Yes, John Wayne on his ex sweeper Gray Ghost. Spent a lot of time up here around Victoria and Campbell River looking for the elusive salmon with his buddy Bing Crosby.
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Stephen Stills
(Bandmate w/ David Crosby. Wrote "Southern Cross")

Johnny Carson, who spent much of his last years after retirement living on his boat.

Surprised no one has mentioned Ted Turner, who won the America's Cup. But he wouldn't be one of my favorites either.
Actually I don't think stills wrote Southern Cross he tweaked a song by the Curtis brothers quite a bit and it became southern cross
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Re: Who's your favorite Celebrity Sailor

No one has Mentioned Robin Graham who started how many of us on this journey?

Of Course Crosby,Stills Nash and Young I think they all had boats

Laura Decker. Maybe the truest of the young group to sail in recent years
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Surprised no one has mentioned Ted Turner, who won the America's Cup. But he wouldn't be one of my favorites either.
Ted Turner, who during the cup races picked up the well deserved nickname Mouth of the South. Was a bit obnoxious as a skipper but certainly made an impression on the old school, Newport racing elite.
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William F. Buckley
Who wrote one of my favorite sailing books, Airborne.
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Yes, John Wayne on his ex sweeper Gray Ghost. Spent a lot of time up here around Victoria and Campbell River looking for the elusive salmon with his buddy Bing Crosby.

John Wayne's boat was/is Wild Goose. She is now a harbor tour boat in Newport Beach.


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Another famed yachtsman worthy of mention is Sir Thomas Lipton who campaigned the many boats named Shamrock contesting for the America's Cup. Although he never won he succeeded in becoming one of the most admired and respected sportsmen of his day.


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In my case its trousers...
Also.. he's done things for real his own way.. not just ponced about on the silver screen to the direction of others..


Although I can't denigrate some of those on the silver screen.

Richard hasn't done bad being to bored to finish HS
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POPEYE

Adam Troy / Gardner McKay
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Noah - terrific fella LOL didn't know much about diesels though
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Burl Ives, one of his crewmen told me that as they sailed away from San Diego on July 4, 1976, where he had been earlier in the day proclaimed a national treasure, he sat on deck smoking a pipeful of marijuana. I don't smoke anymore, but I always liked the image I saw.
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Re: Who's your favorite Celebrity Sailor

Yes, Bogie inspired me, I passed Cronkite on the public dock in Norfolk in 1982, but the best Canadian celebrity sailor is

Gordon Lightfoot ( had a 39 foot named 'Sundown' ).

"You wouldn't buy a fiberglass guitar, would you," Carpenter asked Lightfoot, as he showed him plans for the 45 foot 'Golden Goose'.

Lightfoot titled his next album "Endless Wire," after seeing the task before the electrician on 'Golden Goose'.

Link: This Goose Is Golden

He wrote 'THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD'

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
When the gales of November came early

The ship was the pride of the American side
Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin
As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most
With a crew and good captain well seasoned
Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
When they left fully loaded for Cleveland
And later that night when the ship's bell rang
Could it be the north wind they'd been feeling

The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
And a wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the captain did too
Twas the witch of November come stealing
The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
When the Gales of November came slashing
When afternoon came it was freezing rain
In the face of a hurricane west wind

When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck saying
Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya
At seven PM a main hatchway caved in, he said
Fellas, it's been good to know ya
The captain wired in he had water coming in
And the good ship and crew was in peril
And later that night when his lights went out of sight
Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Does any one know where the love of God goes
When the waves turn the minutes to hours
The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
If they'd put fifteen more miles behind her
They might have split up or they might have capsized
They may have broke deep and took water
And all that remains is the faces and the names
Of the wives and the sons and the daughters

Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the rooms of her ice water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams
The islands and bays are for sportsmen
And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
With the Gales of November remembered

In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed
In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
The church bell chimed til it rang twenty-nine times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early

Top Ten Sailing songs: Top 10 Sailing Songs - the Winners - Messing About In Sailboats
1. "Son of a Son of a Sailor" - Jimmy Buffet
2. "Southern Cross" - Crosby Still & Nash
3. "Sloop John B" - Beach Boys
4. "Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald" - Gordon Lightfoot
5. "Changes in latitudes" - Jimmy Buffet
5. "If I had a boat" - Lyle Lovett
6. "Come Sail Away" - Styx
7. "Brandy " - Looking Glass
8."The Mary Ellen Carter" - Stan Rogers
9. "Barrett's Privateers" - Stan Rogers
10. 'Sail Away' - David Gray
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