As usual, I'd say the answer varies somewhere between "Sometimes", and "It depends"...Do you feel like a zen like state while sailing?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. When the boat is humming along with sails set perfectly, light seas, and the windvane doing its thing, then yes, it can feel almost euphoric. When the seas are big and confused, when the wind won't settle down, and when there is that looming and fast-approaching cold front coming, it feels anything but zenish.If you google sailing and philosophy a lot of links show up. What about your own personal experience....Do you feel like a zen like state while sailing?