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|05-24-2008 07:13 AM|
Keep the boat, send me the money, and I'll invest it for you...
|05-24-2008 04:03 AM|
|KeelHaulin||By the looks of that video clip; it appears that long overhang, low freeboard (AKA CCA-era) boats sail pretty damn well; don't they? Or maybe I should forget about video clips like this; take Jeff_H's advice and buy a new boat for 15x the cost of my late CCA-era boat|
|05-23-2008 06:58 PM|
Thanks for sharing that bit of sailing trivia Rick. I knew JFK had a presidential sailboat back in the early 60s, but couldn't recall the name (since I was in St. Marys, a Newport, RI parochial elementary school at the time).
JFK and Jackie were actually married in St. Marys Church, which was attached to our school. It was a huge event for me while I was there. My parents have a photo of me standing along the main doors with my classmates as they exited the church . . . all of us dressed in our standard parochial uniforms - grey trousers (skirts on girls of course), white button down shirts, and plaid ties.
|05-23-2008 04:09 PM|
From USBoat.com: JFKs boat "Manitou"
|05-23-2008 01:15 AM|
Originally Posted by TC View Post
Actually an old doddering man...and if we live that long we will be old doddering men too
|05-22-2008 05:26 PM|
Stever......actually that was taken in 2002...I believe he has drifted further leeward since then!
BTW the boat was run hard aground and on her side in 2003 off Hyannis...and the woman aboard the boat that 2002 day with Ted made a quick exit from the cockpit to the companionway when she saw our approach. Hmmmm???!!!
|05-22-2008 03:47 PM|
Here's me passing Kennedy off the coast of Maine...you will note he is somewhat to the left of me.
|05-22-2008 02:27 PM|
That boat, Victura, is usually on display at the Kennedy Library in Boston.
|05-22-2008 02:13 PM|
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.
|05-22-2008 01:10 PM|
|primerate84||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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