G'day all! Buff Staysail here, Buff by name and Buff by nature!
JP's just stepped away from the keyboard for a moment so its time for a spot of Buff's wisdom. As you will know, get a cold beer or two in my hand and you're in for a treat.
Just some of my words of wisdom are:
"The art of winning is not in winning, but in winning so that the rest of fleet are pleased you have won"
"It will give an idea of my approach to sailing when I say I measure distance in bottles of liquor"
"Training accumulates. It's like money in the bank"
"Let this be your motto - Rely on yourself! For, whether the prize be a ribbon or throne, The victor is he who can go it alone!"
"Success is simply the extension and utilization of an an entire series of failures"
"Starting a boat in a large fleet is like playing Russian roulette with five bullets instead of one. One mistake and the finish is very quick"
"In life, as in surfing, there are waves that if you dare to ride them will kill you, and there are waves that will give you the ride of your life... All we are really doing in our short time on this big round ball is paddling around trying to figure out which ones are which."
"If there is one characteristic which all winners share, it is impatience with, and intolerance for, losing"
"I had been sailing for years before I realized that most people with boats are liars"
"Oh what a luxury it be how exquisite, what perfect bliss so ordinary yet chic to pee to piss to take a leak"
How about that! Those are truly words of wisdom from your's truly!
That's Buff - over and out!