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The only thing I can say is: If he had a feather up his a$$ and I owned that schooner we would both be tickled pink
Jealous? Me? YES!!

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So?? Half my family fought on the British side of the Revolutionary war back in the late 1700s. And the other half was on the rebels side of that war.

We are not here to throw sticks and stone at people.

And I'm still jealous and in dire need of having a boat like that schooner.

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I've always lusted over Ted Kennedy's schooner.

Here's a VIDEO of his recent sail off Hyannisport - tip, hit the Full Screen Mode button to fully enjoy this spectacular daysail and to block out the advertising.


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You know, I would've been happy to sail with either Ted Kennedy or William F. Buckley, because on boats you tend to avoid divisive talk of politics if you know what's good for you and focus on discussions of set, drift, sail trim and the likelihood that the approaching black line of cloud to windward holds big air and buckets of wet.

Referrring to a previous thread of "U.S. presidents who sailed", Jimmy Carter was a submariner, but I don't know if he sailed.
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Putting aside political issues, look at his sails. In every photo I've seen, they're immaculately trimmed, and he has all the sails flying that she can carry in the conditions. Not bad for an old guy singlehanding a 50' schooner!
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There is exactly 0% chance he is single handing that boat and I doubt he has in years, if at all. If you watch the video, he walks down the pier like a little old lady (I'm sure I will too at his age) and needs to steady himself by holding on to someone else while he steps aboard. The crew may not be visible in photos/video, but they're there.

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Although I am not a big Ted fan, politics aside, if I was given his prognosis, I'd be out on my boat every day until I couldn't get out of bed. Looks like his priorities have changed.
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In spite of public controversy over their politics, the sailing spirit was kept alive in the Kennedy family - JFK perhaps doing so with a slightly cooler style.



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That boat, Victura, is usually on display at the Kennedy Library in Boston.

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