Thursday, August 20, 2009

Duly Quoted

"Perhaps the worst plight of a vessel is to be caught in a gale on a lee shore. In this connection the following...rules should be observed:
1. Never allow your vessel to be found in such a predicament..."

Callingham, Seamanship: Jottings for the Young Sailor
as quoted in:
Len Deighton, Horse Under Water