Of course, yacht racing is an organized pastime, a function of social idleness ministering to the vanity of certain wealthy inhabitants of these isles nearly as much as to their inborn love of the sea.
Therefore I have read with profound regret, in that article upon the yachting season of a certain year, that the seamanship on board racing yachts is not now what it used to be only a few, very few, years ago.
His contention is that racing, without time allowances for anything else but tonnage - that is, for size - has fostered the fine art of sailing to the pitch of perfection.
One dory was smashed to pieces, and the sea pitched the man head first on to the decks, cutting his forehead open; and about dawn, when the racing seas glimmered white all along their cold edges, another man, blue and ghastly, crawled in with a broken hand, asking news of his brother.
The "We're Here" was racing neck and neck for her last few loads against the "Parry Norman"; and so close was the struggle that the Fleet took sides and betted tobacco.
Disko kept them busy fiddling with the sails; and when those were flattened like a racing yacht's, Dan had to wait on the big topsail, which was put over by hand every time she went about.
But all the while that she was undressing with her usual sure, swift movements, and after she had finally slipped between the sheets, her mind was racing
It was evident from the last shout and the gathering storm of excitement that, after all, it was to be a race They were well in sight now; Nero the Second and Iris, racing
neck-and-neck, drawing rapidly away from the others.
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, "so I certainly think we got a chance to fight for a win here.
While the essence of multi-sport racing
has changed little, if at all, there have been some important developments over the past 25 years.
In addition to winning the Daytona 500, Harvick also won the Busch Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway in the Richard Childress Racing
But the most important thing--and most of you who do distance racing
yourselves do not need to be told this--is the mental stuff.