LIFE LESSONS LEARNED FROM BOATS

Just finished an article is Soundings magazine’s August 2016 issue (Soundingsonline.com).  It was written by Daniel S. Parrott, about a trip to Ireland with the cadets on the Coast Guard’s tall ship Eagle.  The article was great but there was one paragraph that really stood out.  What he wrote has been proven to be right over and over again, and it applies to sailing and powerboating.  He said “Anyone who has spent time in this environment knows that a [boat…] is arguably the greatest vehicle the world has ever known for transmitting lessons in leadership, teamwork, cooperation, coordination, communication and the importance of doing something right, exactly right.  You can fool the world in some disciplines, but the sea will slap you silly the moment you get complacent or try to bluff what you don’t know.”

Part of what SEA SENSE been passing along for 27 years now.  And it applies to more than boats!

 

 

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