Quotes to Ponder

The way I see it, if you want rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ~ Dolly Parton

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ~ William Arthur Ward

To avoid getting lost, don't go anywhere.

Navigation is what tells you where you are, even when you aren't.

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.

Where you have been is what determines where you are.

Only that which is thought to be difficult, is, in fact, difficult.

The obvious may be devious.

Nothing too strong ever broke.

Nothing is really work unless you would like to do something else.

The funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't. ~ Gibby Hayes

Poverty of Goods is easily cured; Poverty of Soul, impossible.

Live every day as though it were your last, for one day you are sure to be right.

A man is rich in proportion to the things he can afford to let alone. ~ Henry David Thoreau

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. ~ Bertrand Russell

The gods do not deduct from a man's allotted life span, those days spent sailing. ~ Ancient proverb

Every man dies: not every man really lives .~ Mel Gibson in 'Braveheart'

All things can be solved by salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.

The true peace of God begins a thousand miles from the nearest land.~ Joseph Conrad

The Cost of anything is the foregone Alternative.

Always choose time over money. ~ Robert Fulghum

One of the greatest labor-saving inventions today is tomorrow.

An adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ~ General George Patton

A superior sailor uses his superior judgment to keep out of situations that requires the use of his superior skills.

Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgment.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely and in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ----WOW---- WHAT A RIDE!!!

Universal Sailing Rules

1. Keep the water out of the boat.

2. Never fall overboard.

3. Do not hit anything with the boat.

4. One hand for yourself and one hand for the boat.

5. Maintain a proper lookout.

6. Avoid uncontrolled jibes, and duck when you don't!

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