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 Post subject: Int. Canoe Quotes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:49 pm 
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With Jack Gifford I have started to collect, what are in our view, the best Int. Canoe quotes of all times. Some are really cool from great names of bygone days, here a a few:

1889 - Warrington Baden-Powell
... canoe sailing is the highest and most intelligent form of sailing, the most interesting and the most healthy branch of sailing and indeed any sport. ... Sailing a light canoe under a cloud of sail is the nearest approach by man to the controllable flight of a bird and the governable passage of the fish in the water, and all that can be legitimately introduced to perfect such action should indeed be welcomed." ...

1935 - L. Francis Herreshoff
“The sailing canoe is one of the most interesting things that God let man make”

1966 - Uffa Fox,
"These canoes, ... There is nothing I know to equal it. There is the feeling of speed, and the clean rush of air, as the water rushes swiftly underneath you. There is also the joy of gliding low and swiftly over the water, the only sounds being the swish of your canoe through the water and the singing of the wind through your mast, rigging and sails. At sixty.. I still look back with a quickening pulse and tingling of the blood at the exciting moments on the end of a sliding seat in a lightweight canoe."

If anyone comes accross good quotes, could you post them under this thread ?

Could well end up as something pretty special collection.

All the best,
John

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 Post subject: Re: Int. Canoe Quotes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:26 am 
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Great idea....

the only other quote that springs to mind is the:

'Anything else, is like kissing your sister' quote


which I think came from an Ozzie IC t-shirt?? I am sure someone will tell us.

But whether this is where it originally came from......not sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Int. Canoe Quotes
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:46 am 
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I have always understood that "After sailing one, anything else is like kissing your sister" is a quote from Bill Kempner.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:03 pm 
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Sounds much more likely!

thanks for that...

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A mother and her 10 year old son look at Canoes sailing. As his father roars past on the end of the sliding seat, the kid says: "mommy, I want to grow up and be a Canoe sailor too!!" The mother replies: " son, you will have to make a choice, you can't have both" .. :lol:

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No sooner do cold and ice interfere with sport afloat than the craft is hauled up, dismantled, and for the next half year becomes a source of unlimited pleasure to her owner - and a nuisance to his family and friends. We know one eminent canoeist who keeps a fine canoe in his cellar and feeds her on varnish and brass screws for fifty weeks of every year.

By W.P. Stephens - 1889

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Heard in the club changing room tonight
"You look and you think 'I'm not going to risk getting across the bow of that' and then you realise that you aren't even going to be anywhere near the stern.


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