How I Survived Hermine:
by Matthew Fortune Reid
I am a sailor, pure and simple. I give myself to this fact, because to deny it is to court unhappiness. I am blessed with a sixth sense – an innate ability to feel trouble before it happens.
Like the time in Nice, France, when I was having a late afternoon picnic and something warned me that my lifeguard skills would be put to test. I ended up kissing a dead man that day and resuscitated him…four times. Not a pretty experience.
Or shortly after that, four days in fact, in Ajaccio, Corsica. I again felt my spidey sense tingling and just managed to catch a girl as she fell down in convulsions from heat stroke.
Or the time in Hoba…
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Ian Walker: Shattering Myths about Sailing:
Sailing has given me a lifetime of enjoyment and the pleasure of travelling all over the world meeting new people. What I like about sailing is the balance of a physical, technical and mental challenge. In some ways it really is like playing chess on water, but getting a good workout and lots of fresh air at the same time.
But unlike kicking a football it ca…
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