Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'm a green sailor and one thing I have learned around the docks is SLOW IS PRO.
Any mug can roar around quickly - that's why there are so many stinkpots in the world - but sailing slowly, below steerage way, with precision, requires skill.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"