The rationale for sailing can rarely be quantified in economic terms that can be explained to your friends who do not sail. Those of us who partake in this sport do so because we realize that we have a limited amount of time available to us and that sailing enriches our life experience. I encourage all of you next time you are on the water, to remember that the water responds the same to wind today as it has throughout time. As everything changes around us, it is rare to have one benchmark from which to measure yourself in life. So, the next time to you are on the water and something seems different, it is most likely you that has changed.
October 17, 2007