"I was thinking today that sailing is like golf -- you just keep hoping for that perfect swing -- or wind -- but in between is a lot of frustration. The times when the sailing is great are far less than when it's frustratingly slow or the wind's on the nose. But when it's great, it's so good that you keep hoping for more. "
"Sailing is like the Himalayas, there are many 8000 summits: the Cup, the Vendee Globe, the Olympic Games...All of them are difficult to achieve and very different from each other. The America's Cup is the perfect illustration following last springs' schism: we all share the same God but not the same religion."
"Sailing is like standing fully clothed under a cold shower tearing up twenty dollar bills."
"Sailing is like mountaineering-when you start your trip there's no "pause button;" you need to make it to destination safely, and almost always without assistance. Cars can break and stop, planes can land, divers can go back to the surface. Sail boats must keep moving, from the moment they cast off until they are moored/secured. Sailing is a truly immersive experience in the long run; constant motion for almost a month is a unique feeling."
"Sailing is like a bad relationship...the costs are high in terms of aggravation, time, and money...but when she's wet and you're riding her...it all seems worthwhile."
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