La pensée du moment...
Cruising should be entirely for pleasure, and when it ceases to be so it no longer makes sense.
Of course those who want to beat out what little brains they have in a night thrash to windward should
have a strong, stiff racing machine, a very expensive contraption, one which has sacrificed the best qualities
of a cruiser. But the little yacht that can snuggle alongside of some river bank for the night and let its
crew have their supper in peace while listening to the night calls of the whippoorwills will keep its crew
much more contented. They will be particularly happy and contented when the evening rain patters on the deck
and the coal-burning stove becomes the center of attraction. Then if you can lie back in a comfortable place to read,
or spend the evening in pleasant contemplation of the next day's run, well, then you can say "This is really cruising".
L Francis Herreshoff
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