Greatest Sailing Quotes of all Time...

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by SailFast13, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. SailFast13

    SailFast13 New Member

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    Anyone got any good sailing quotes????

    heres a few:
    "Talent is a desire to practice"

    "You are your best sailing coach"

    "The difference between a fit and a weak sailor is that the fit sailor has the ability to think at the end of the race"

    "The 2 worst ways to loose a race are equipment failure, and not following the SI, both could be prevented onshore"
     
  2. laserbahamas

    laserbahamas New Member

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    go search the forum, im sure there are some

    :p
     
  3. SailFast13

    SailFast13 New Member

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    you are one of them too :/
     
  4. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't think that this one is covered in the Search feature unless it was before my time. Congrats, you've created a new topic!

    There's the Elvstrom quote about you haven't won if in winning, you've lost the respect of your competitors, but I'd have to use the search feature to get the exact wording. ;)
     
  5. SFBayLaser

    SFBayLaser Member

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    The quote you are looking for is in his classic book on dinghy and keelboat racing:

    As true today as when he wrote that some 50 years ago.
     
  6. SFBayLaser

    SFBayLaser Member

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    This is a slight thread diversion, but here are two quotes I ALWAYS hear when sailing ANYWHERE in North America east of the Sierra Nevada:

    which is often immediately followed by:

    (which can be modified to suit the day of your arrival, e.g. "Just arrived? You should have been here yesterday!", or your day of departure: "its meant to return to normal tomorrow")

    :D

    (Ok, flame suit on but remember that I just spent 3 weeks sailing back east! That trip was highlighted by not only my first ever hurricane experience, but my second too!)
     
  7. Webmuppet

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    There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
    -- Water Rat, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
     
  8. Webmuppet

    Webmuppet New Member

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    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. - William Arthur Ward
     
  9. Go Blue

    Go Blue New Member

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    Sweet quote Webmuppet

    MP
     
  10. Kratos

    Kratos Member

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    "Design has taken the place of what sailing used to be.”



    β€œIt basically was an art before. We're just starting to scratch it into a science.”
     
  11. marvin-miller

    marvin-miller Arrrr...

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    Arrr.....Shivver me Timbers.....it's the Black Pearl :eek:
     
  12. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    "I was sh!t upon, and from great heights"

    Garry Hoyt - "Go For The Gold"
     
  13. Gfinch

    Gfinch 136069

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    "A bad day sailing is a lot better than a good day at work"
     
  14. Jeff Fullerton

    Jeff Fullerton New Member

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    Buddy Melges on how to win a sailboat race: "start first and increase your lead"
     
  15. SailFast13

    SailFast13 New Member

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    Im loving that one
     
  16. sailjacks

    sailjacks Member

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    this was my middle school yearbook quote :)
     
  17. SailFast13

    SailFast13 New Member

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    I'm graduating soon, I think it will be mine as well :D
     
  18. xflyer95

    xflyer95 New Member

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    Those of us that don't remember our graduation find comfort in the quote..."old age and treachery beat youth and skill every time" ;)
     
  19. Dennis

    Dennis Member

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    (I'm a bit shy of saying it's a "greatest," because it is my own...)

    On piloting a Laser, and not racing:
    "My competition is with myself and the water planet: Sailing a Laser, you hang suspended with one hand in the ocean (tiller) and the other hand connected to the sky (mainsheet). You are the pivot point between these two great fluids, the two worlds, and you get to go along for the ride." - Dennis Olson, Tomales Bay
     
  20. Paraic

    Paraic Member

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    Friend of mine once said when rigging his boat at a world championship:

    "Who ever said its all about the "taking part" is a lier, I didn drive 400 miles just to sail around a bay for 5 days!! Im only here to kick some ass"
     

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