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Understatement is not an American strong point

Originally Posted by TxLnghrn View Post
'Nowhere is nice to smash into a reef, but if I had to choose somewhere I would say that this was as good a place as any,' said Mr Turner.

I cannot believe there is any American yachtsman that would state things like that. I say we put this guy up for gentleman of the century.
You can't believe it for good reason: he is British. "The former Commodore of the West Stockwith Yacht Club, South Yorks, and his companion..."

My guess is that they made a spot of tea before getting into the life raft. They probably saved their Gin as well.

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