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Old 20-02-2016, 05:54   #106
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Old 20-02-2016, 06:24   #107
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Hands down, Capt. Nancy Blackett, whose sailing skills and general approach to life we should all emulate.
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Old 20-02-2016, 06:57   #108
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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.

Well said!
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Old 20-02-2016, 07:09   #109
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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.
Either or Stu....

It's a fun post! I can't believe how many celebs are being named! Some of them I just simply didn't recall until this post.. Walt Disney for one..

Others- I had no idea they were into sailing... Like Lady Gaga? Lol

Very cool responses from all!
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Sailing in Coecles Harbor last year we came across Jimmy Buffet's gorgeous, deep red hulled Morris 36. "Music" was her name and I had a new appreciation for Jimmy.



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Old 20-02-2016, 09:52   #111
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Re: Who's your favorite Celebrity Sailor

Anybody mention Buckminster Fuller. His book, Intuition, shows him at the helm of a Morgan 41 of the same name.

"Again and again
Step by step
Intuition open the doors...
Toward the physical and metaphysical
success
Of all humanity.
And because its design
Permits humanity to live anywhere
Around our planet's watery mantle
And because this sailing craft
We are now to launch
Is the epitome of design competence
We herewith give
To this world-around dwellable
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The name --INTUITION."
from the cover of his book by the same name.
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Old 20-02-2016, 10:44   #112
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I agree with Steady Hand-- Jack London. His non-fiction account "The Cruise of the Snark" is a sailing classic detailing the building and sailing of the Snark which he sailed to the South Pacific. London was a lifelong sailor as well as one of the great American writers who has been sadly forgotten by generations of mind-numbed readers who confuse detective novels, science fiction, sappy historical novels and romance tripe with true literature. Good luck and good reading.
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Did anyone mention Buddy Ebsen? Not only a sailor he developed with CSK the Polynesian Concept Catamarans, ( PolyCon ) 37 footer that was well ahead of its time.
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Did anyone mention Buddy Ebsen? Not only a sailor he developed with CSK the Polynesian Concept Catamarans, ( PolyCon ) 37 footer that was well ahead of its time.
Yup!
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Jimmy Buffett....
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Thor Heyerdahl of Kon-Tiki fame
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Re: Who's your favorite Celebrity Sailor

I already posted but I have to add Farley Mowatt. I don't even know if he was an avid sailor, but his book "The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" made me want to get out there and have lots of fun/misadventures.
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How about Award Winning Australian Actor (NOT the American Murderer of the same name), Mark Jensen?
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Cant believe the list left off Cool Change by the Little River Band.
Well, if they hadn't included the Edmund Fitzgerald, there would have been room for it. I'm a big LIghtfoot fan, and I love that song, but the ill fate of a huge stinkpot freighter has nothing to do with sailing. If the list MUST include a song about a lost vessel, Bob Seeger's "Ship of Fools" would be more appropriate, IMHO.
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You're exactly right. He took the music from the Curtis brothers and tweaked it, but I believe he wrote or changed the lyrics.
Good catch...
He changed the song quite a bit, the chorus is his alone, words and music, and it's what makes it a great song. Still said "I was given a gem, and cut and polished it." It is one of my favorites, sailing or not.

As long as we're hijacking, Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic" is another great one
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