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 05, 2012


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LOL. Gary is sailing with the wrong crowd if he thinks there aren't enough "characters" in the sport these days.

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There are always interesting characters n any sport, you just have to talk to the right people. Boating may not interest everyone, but people interest people. Thank you for sharing! The past always has something interesting you can dig up.

Marina Travis

Sailing is interesting enough; we shouldn't have to turn it into a soap opera to attract tv viewers. Look at all the people that watch golf (a bunch of guys standing around watching another guy hit a ball with a stick) on tv!

The increased speed of the new AC boats will bring more viewers (although, as you say, the match races may not be as exciting as the fleet racing has been); but the real need is to keep the audience interested by explaining what is going on. Gary, you've done this very well in past AC races; we look forward to more of this this Fall and next year.

Jhonny Buckler

Garry Jobson's character in this sport should be followed be the people who are interested in Boat Sailing. Rivalry is just a usual thing on earth but doing bad actions just to win the game is another story. There should be a proper knowledge on sportsmanship for us to watch clean and fun game.

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