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 04, 2010

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john

Kite Photography!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kite_aerial_photography

Manori

I'm not familiar with kite photography but in this instance it does seem that the camera is upwind from the boat and sails. How can you fly a kite upwind?

John Davey

A kite? Into the wind! - Sailors have been doing it wrong all these years!

Ah! Here's a clue:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2708/4330237348_dcf9f01239.jpg

Adam Turinas

I think you've got it. Spinnaker pole high and out to port. Halyard through the pole end and cleated to control it. Still it took some guts to take it. That boats shifting

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