Books and friends, the analog influencers of the past!
Back in 1970 a friend infected me with the sailing virus by having an issue of the @yachtmagazine
carelessly laying on the floor of his room.
A few years later I read my friend's copy of the Bernard Moitessier's book "Kap Horn der logische Weg" (Cape Horn The Logical Route), which was nourishment for the virus inside of me. I bought myself copies of Bernard Moitessier's other books. However, his book "Kap Horn, der logische Weg" is the one which influenced me by far the most. Mainly because he sailed with his wife and share all with her.
Back towards the end of the 70s this friend of mine also lent me his copy of Rosie Swale's book "Children of Cape Horn" which was my first contact with cruising catamarans. As a physicist, I was that time very much afraid that such a boat can break into pieces due to all the forces working on such a construction. However, over the years I never read something about a seriously built catamaran, which broke into the pieces I was afraid about.
Now, 49 years after my infection with the sailing virus, I am on my way to our nutshell, an @privilegemarine
435 catamaran, to make final preparations for our looong sail which will bring us from Europe into the Pacific Ocean and back to Europe.
In mid May my wife joins me and we cast off for the very first, one month long leg of our looong sail, from Croatia to Athens.
And, a few days ago I met this good old friend again and he gave us a very special present: His copies of the aforementioned books with a personal dedication. The original copies of the books I read very many years ago.
Successful analog influencers of the past. .
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