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Friday, October 22, 2010

This Spirit Should Be the Inspiration for All Sailors

Thank god people like this exist -- a group of four anarchists who bought a derelict boat and sailed from Florida to Dominican Republic. The video is well-produced and over an hour long, but one of the better sailing documentaries I've seen.

This is an extreme version of how I started sailing. I was a bit of an anarchist back in the 90s and some friends wanted to purchase an old boat and sail it around the Chesapeake; I was against it because I couldn't sail. Eventually, we ended up with a 23' O'Day for free. It was our Anarchist Sailing Club, and there was no captain and no owner. That only worked out for a short few years, but damn, it was fun while it lasted. Now I'm a committed capitalist and own a bigger, more seaworthy vessel.

Watching this video, it will be very hard for you not to feel a bit freer than you feel now. The spirit of this video is my ideal, why I sail. Without that spirit, sailing is just jocks and rich fucks.

Hold Fast from Moxie Marlinspike on Vimeo.

Comments:
This movie really makes you want to leave it all behind... then you realize 2 kids, wife, and a mortgage isn't gonna take care of itself!
 
It made me feel like a total wuss for not doing something similar...awesome vid though. I really do think more people should see sailing in this light.
 
Spot on.
 
Balls.... this was awesome.
 
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