messing about in boats

A Common Truth

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on March 25, 2010

I’m sat here reading through the archives of Nick’s adventures on bigoceans.com and just thinking about those people I know who are sailors. There seems to be a common truth amongst most sailors that I know; that they’re all well and truly skint. I’m sure the “rich yottie” stereotypes are out there – undoubtedly, waters across the globe are full to bursting with them every bank holiday weekend – but I don’t personally know any.

I know people who work in the industry to spend more time around boats, people who live on their yachts because it was either a boat or bricks and mortar, and people who take every available day off work just to spend time near the water. Funnily enough, I’m quite proud to be in that financially challenged, but dedicated and ultimately happy group.

Or maybe, just maybe, we’re all a bit insane.

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Between Home

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on March 23, 2010

I don’t know why, but I’d never come across Nick Jaffe and his adventures across the globe until today. I seriously recommend you check it out. The trailer for the documentary of his journey looks absolutely fantastic.