The Intellectual Sailor
It seems only the Swiss can intellectualize sailing. In their defense, it’s for safety’s sake, but my first night of school took a bit of wind out of my sails as the class focused on mathematical equations. Can you imagine trying to understand, on paper, the physics of bike riding in numeric calculations? It was as if we were required to attend a physics course to learn the maths of gravitational pull in relation to the velocity of motion. A skill generally taught by a parent or friend who gave you that first push and brushed off your bloody knees. Even if you get a full understanding of the physics, you still have to have to apply the knowledge with a scientific experiment. Get in the damn saddle and ride! You’ll quickly figure out that the brakes are the best option to a desperate lunging rendez-vous with the bruising ground below.