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Father and Son sailing: Christopher Buckley and his Dad

The son writes as well, or better, than his father and this is an account that should be of interest to all fathers and all sons, especially those sons raised sailing by their fathers.
My Old Man and the Sea by Christopher Buckley on National Review / Digital

“Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.”
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.
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Nice one, and a good tribute to a good sailor. Thanks.
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Wow...great story...except for the sextant part!

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The sextant part was my favourite bit.

Nice post...and I've known C. Buckley as a superb writer for some years now. Considerably less baroque than his father's writing, but very cogent nonetheless.
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Great story. You just had to know that anyone that intelligent, thoughtful and literate could never own a power boat.
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Sailaway, Thanks for the link to a great article.

We'll be heading to Eaton's Neck this summer to finally locate the buried treasure.


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Thanks Sailaway. Chris Buckley is an elegant writer, and regardless of your opinion of his politics, Bill Buckley was a character. btw, it has nothing to do with sailing, but if you want to read a laugh-out-loud funny book, try Chris' "Thank You for Smoking". They made a movie of it a couple of years ago that didn't come close to doing justice to the book.
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That was a excellent read, Thanks Sway
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Thanks for that Sway, I'm definitely going sailing with Dad (87) this summer, his boat or mine, doesn't matter.

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50 books. Wow.

What's the best of his sailing books?

I started on called Atlantic High and couldn't get into it. Don't remember why.
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