The Liminality of Sailing:
John Thorp has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in cultural anthropology, and provides this report for anyone who has an interest in having fun.
I have been studying human behavior as a cultural anthropologist for more than five decades. I have been sailing even longer.
During my teaching career, I developed an introductory anthropology course on myth and ritual. I didn’t just talk about these topics but taught my students to create meaningful myths for navigating their particular life situation (being away from home for the first time) and rituals which allowed them to coalesce as small communities within the larger campus community.<...
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Kiwi Spirit leads Marion Bermuda Race:
(June 16, 2019) – After a windy start on June 14 for the 39 teams in the Marion Bermuda Race, only the Oyster 54 Mahina Kai is no longer on the 645nm course. Scratch boat, the Farr 63 Kiwi Spirit, leads the fleet on elapsed and corrected time with 228nm remaining (as of 1700 EDT) and is expected to finish tomorrow evening. Details.
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