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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March 24, 2009



I got a similar but sad shock when I finally found Tristan Jones boat, "Sea Dart" on a trailer, parked in a side yard of the Roads and Highway Division of Idaho! She was donated to Idaho with the intent that she be used for youth sailing. That is a difficult commission to keep in a yard full of gravel, a thousand miles from the sea. "Twas a sad day for me.

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