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Comment by Robert Hughes on January 9, 2015 at 5:30am

Laurent,

Since the first time I sailed on a Wharram cat, I've never met anyone who was any sort of political or religious fanatic.  There's something about going to sea in a small boat under sail that puts things into perspective, and develops respect and tolerance.  It's especially true of the people on this forum.  Maybe because our boats are different from the norm, and so many are built by the people who sail them, we are all very individual and free-thinking, and we respect each other's views.  Occasionally we upset others unintentionally, sometimes because we make a joke that is not seen as a joke in another country, or because language is misunderstood, but it is soon forgotten.  We value our differences as well as the ways we are similar.

Many years ago I was on holiday in a house by the sea.  Early one morning I walked down to the beach.  I saw in the distance a big Wharram cat sailing away.  They had left a simple message written in the sand, just like in your picture.  One word - "Peace".

If only...

Comment by kim whitmyre on January 9, 2015 at 11:08am
Well said...my sincere condolences to all affected.
Comment by Roger on January 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

Amen

Comment by James Ryan davenport on June 9, 2015 at 8:10pm
Amen amen!!

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