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Old 19-02-2016, 19:31   #91
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Re: Who's your favorite Celebrity Sailor

Interesting mix of

celebrities (in other fields) who are sailors

sailors who became celebrities because they did something unique or great AS sailors

fictitious characters or actors who played them

women who never had anything to do with sailing, except in the sailor's dreams!!!
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Old 19-02-2016, 20:04   #92
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So glad to see someone finally mentioned Joshua Slocum--a terrific chronicler of his amazing voyage as well. Also, interesting to learn that Victor Borge (nee Borge Rosenbaum) was a sailor, especially since I am researching Jewish sailors (Einstein as well!--and quite likely Cristobal Colon aka Columbus and also Mossbacher and Lin Pardey--also a celebrity sailor for sure, as is her husband Larry) but my favorite "celebrity sailor is Uriah Levy, the first American to attain flag rank in the US Navy when Lincoln named him commodore of the Mediterranean Squadron just before the Civil War. He ran away to sea as a youngster from Philadelphia, was a ship's captain, sailing master and Lieutenant in the US Navy and a War of 1812 hero and was imprisoned in England. I could go on about his exploits but he is also credited with ending flogging in the Navy, for preserving Monticello from ruin and for commissioning a bust of Jefferson for the US Capitol--despite being court martialed 6 times due to anti-Jewish hate from fellow officers and he was fond of saying "I am an American, a sailor and a Jew." The Uriah Levy Center at the US Naval Academy is named in his memory.
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Re: Who's your favorite Celebrity Sailor

..anyone. sailor or not...who fawns over so called celebrities......deserves to sink!
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Old 19-02-2016, 20:32   #95
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I don't think anyone is "fawning" over anyone and the term celebrity is used very loosely here. We're not talking about Kim Kardashian or Lady Gaga. What's wrong with emulating, learning from or sharing our respect and admiration for other sailors? Some are known for their sailing exploits and some are "celebs" who also were good sailors.
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I've seen many photos of celebrity sailors... If I had to pick a favorite it would be this guy. I just wrote a tribute to him on my blog in honor of the discovery of gravitational waves last week...
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: We're not talking about Kim Kardashian or Lady Gaga

Actually, Lady Gaga was already mentioned as well.

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I'm surprised that after almost
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Roy Disney. Always appears
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Also surprised nobody said Richard Spindler.
Another who seems to be having a great
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Re: Who's your favorite Celebrity Sailor

So are we talking about people who become celebrities because they are sailors or people who are famous for other activities who are also sailors.

Based on the OP I assumed the latter.
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Re: Who's your favorite Celebrity Sailor

The history of Huriah (Hip) Levys is incredible. It made me think about how relevant a few have been instrumental to the progress in the naval history of mankind...

The Phoenicians and the Vikings were the only one stretching beyond the scope of coastal navigation, and Micronesians might be added too...

Romans defeated Chartago on the sea, as Augustus/Pompeo did in Alessandria vs. M.Anthony, thus conquering a millennial civilization.

In the naval clash of Lepanto (1580s approx.) the Muslim hordes were rejected off Europe.

Venice was unique in adopting free men in its battle-ships, whilst using slaves was the rule since ever.. Venice 'democracy' was set in approx. 900AC and lasted another 900years..

The Dutch, Spaniards and Brits (and Portugueses and Dutch too) established and ruled empires based on the Navy solely...
Sir W.Raleigh, Magellan, Vasco De Gama sported incredible ardiment, bravery and stamina.

To this respect, Magellan and Cook shine as stars apart, imo. They faced incredible challenges and set navigation skills beyond their own time.

I still have in my eyes a picture sporting King Edward pulling a bow-line among his mariners, being, the king, suited alike!

It tells all about the tribute and respect the Monarchy pays to its Navy.

Having a personal Hero among sailors tells much about our personality, integrity and character...
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Capt. William Bligh actually did a hell of a job once they threw him off the Bounty..
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