by John K. Fulweiler, WindCheck Magazine
You should read William F. Buckley, Jr. Take a dose of saltwater if need be, but his visceral love of sailing is an elixir for what wee fatuousness burrs up the sailing soul. For Bill, the love of the heel and the luff and sheen of spray is what brought him to the water. He didn’t need the newest or fanciest hull, just some sail and stretch of water. It was the voyage and timeless miracle of moving with the wind that proved satisfying, not a lacquered rail’s lusciousness or a photo-shoot styled cockpit.
I walk through museum-sized houses and pad down lengths of teak deck wondering to myself: “What’s the point?” A…
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