For everyone following this, (I know there at least 2 people) I need to remind you to log into a site called sailingjoy.com and excercize your god given right to 'hatespeech' for blatant stealing of content.
On a more elevated note, I just wanted to recommend Chuck Paine's website. www.chuckpaine.com. Most dedicated sailors know of Chuck Paine, especially if your on the more traditional side of the spectrum. His blog is really interesting reading. (reading only, which is fine with me, I only want the hear Chuck talk about Chuck, and.. well some other things too.)I don't know Chuck personally, and I'm sure he doesn't give a fig about any promotion of him, his boats, his website or anything else. I just enjoy reading anything by a person that has a intellect, a point of view, and the ability of presenting it with a certian grace, in the English language. Thanks Chuck.