The origin of Messing About In Sailboats

  • The original quote is from Kenneth Grahame's Wind In the Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

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February 03, 2007



Do it for Charles Musters!
Or do it for Charles Darwin.
Or do it for the fun of sailing.
But do it nonetheless:

...send in a Darwin (£10) or a Jackson ($20), spread the word, encourage colleagues to bookmark the site and root through their labcoat pockets for a donation...

Check the website and the blog. Then decide if you think this is a worthy cause.

The donations have started coming in. The biggest so far is $100. If you give more by the end of the tenth day of this drive, you will become a lucky owner of a copy of The Open Laboratory.


I did not know you where here until i saw your comment on Tillerman's blog. See it does work :-)

BTW there is another blog form a friend of mine with the same or almost same name. written for a S.F. newspaper blog

Anyway, nice site..."I'll be back"... the Governater

Geoffrey Tobin

The Whitby area also gave us Lieutenant Thomas Chapman, RN, who participated in the capture of Gibraltar, and later went to help Britain's ally Sweden.
His son Fredrik Henrik, the great naval architect, mathematician, and member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, designed low draft, highly manoeuvrable, but heavily armed vessels that were instrumental in that nation's success in fending off the Baltic ambitions of Germany and Russia.

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