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A lesson on sailing, south of Boston

Perhaps had it not been for the ancient Phoenicians, New England’s legendary schooner fleet, or heroic America’s Cup skippers, sailing — as in the simple skills needed to propel a boat by wind alone — would not be imbued with such mysticism.

As an outdoor skill, sailing is easier to learn than, say, skiing. And most of the time a sailboat is easier to control than an independent-minded horse.

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