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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April 01, 2009



Post ready and waiting.... bring on the 22nd!


I'm in, too!

Alan Cooke

A long time fan of Robin - his book was probably the first sailing adventure book I ever read - and I still have it! And to top it all I got to see Suhaili at the Southampton Boat Show this year - awesome

Jon T

He is an amazing man. Demonstrated by the fact that he gave the £5,000 prize money (huge in '69) to the family of Donald Crowhurst who famously committed suicide during the race, leaving his boat Teignmouth Electron drifting in the Atlantic..

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