The word that comes to mind is Freedom
Published on September 22nd, 2023
“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately even if it kills you because something is going to kill you anyway. The defining responsibility of the artist is to go beyond the edge of human experience and send back reports.” – Webb Chiles
Chiles espouses so many of the values that we hold dear. Things like self-sufficiency, respect for the ocean, minimalism and adventure….. mind you he himself doesn’t like this expression.
“Amateurs seek adventure; professionals seek to avoid them. I have always sought to avoid them. They happen anyway — but planning and preparation keep them to a minimum.” – Webb Chiles
Born 1941, he is an American sailor and author noted for his offshore sailing. He has completed six circumnavigations, several of them single-handed, and is the author of seven books. He has been married six times. The latest circumnavigation was in a Moore 24. – Full report