John F. Kennedy enjoyed a "privileged childhood of elite private schools, sailboats, servants and summer homes" during the Great Depression. He later claimed that he only learned about the Great Depression in the books he read while attending Harvard. millercenter.org/presiden…
The record crossing of the Atlantic in a sailboat took just 3 days, 15 hours and 25 minutes, with an average speed of 61.88 km/h. This is less than 5 hours slower than the fastest Blue Riband ocean liner, and faster than the second fastest Blue Riband liner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
The Nintendo character Kirby was named after John Kirby, the legal counsel for Nintendo who helped them win their lawsuit with Universal Studios in 1982. John Kirby was gifted a sailboat Christened the β€œDonkey Kong” and given exclusive rights to name any boat he owned β€œDonkey Kong.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Tom Cruise was sailing on his yacht off the coast of Capri and saw a sinking sailboat in flames. He immediately set sail toward the incident and pulled the five victims to safety. papermag.com/tom-cruise-s…
A racing sailboat called the Pen Duick VI used depleted uranium for its keel instead of traditional material like lead/iron. It entered the 1978 Volvo Ocean Race. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Sailboats can travel faster than the wind. Racing yacht USA 17 was recorded at an incredible 3.35 times the speed of the wind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
A man once punched a hole into a 170 year old impressionist oil painting called "Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat" worth €10 million in The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 2014 independent.ie/irish-news…
After Nintendo won their 1985 case against Universal Studios over their game Donkey Kong, they thanked their attorney with a $30,000 sailboat named Donkey Kong and "exclusive worldwide rights to use the name for sailboats". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
After successfully defending Nintendo in Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., John Kirby was given a $30,000 sailboat christened the 'Donkey Kong' AND honored him by naming the character Kirby was named after him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Sailboat lifeline tension is officially measured by hanging two six packs of beer from the lifelines (Rule 2.4.4) bermudarace.com/entry/faq…
You can sail on ice by using a sailboat fitted with skates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
Today I learned of Donald Crowhurst, Competitior for the first Circumnavigation of the world in sailboat, after faking half his journey commits suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
The AC72 sailboats were expected to be able to sail at 1.6 times the speed of the wind. In reality they actually regularly achieved 1.8 times the speed of the wind, with the speed record being 55 mph(2.2 times wind speed at the time) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC7…
During Hurricane Isabel in 1938 the passenger train Bostonian drove through the storm, while parts of houses swept by the train and a sailboat had to be removed from the tracks. nytimes.com/2003/09/21/ny…
A hydrofoil sailboat set a world speed record by sailing at 53 knots--in only a 30 knot wind. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Hugo Vihlen sailed an 1.8 meter sailboat across the Atlantic in 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
The Nazis sold Einstein's sailboat and turned his cottage into an Aryan youth camp en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
The "Sailboat" poster from the movie Mallrats is not what is seems..
In 1974 a sailboat in the Volvo Ocean (around the world) Race had a uranium keel built mainly by the french government. youtube.com/watch?v=Y2b0R…
-In 2012 a man walked into the National Gallery of Ireland and punched Claude Monet's painting "Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat". itats.org/punching-monet/
How sailboats can move faster than the wind. Mind blown. futilitycloset.com/2010/1…
The magic eye in Mallrats isn't a sailboat! youtube.com/watch?v=qwLfh…
A sailboat holds the record for the fastest non-stop circumnavigation, beating a motorboat by more than two weeks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1993, a 62 year old man sailed solo across the North Atlantic, from Newfoundland, Canada to Falmouth, England, in a home-built sailboat only 5'4" (~1.6 meters) long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
Today I learned of a haunted island in the Pacific, discovered by premonition. Spanish pirates, a whaling ship, fishermen, WW2 plane, & sailboat family all vanished. Double-murder occurredβ€”1 body washed up 6 years later, & before trial, maps of the island washed ashore 4,000 miles away, found by a testifier. strangemag.com/palmyra.ht…
The Most Interesting Man in the World actually lives on a 50-foot Beneteau sailboat in Marina del Rey jewishjournal.com/hollywo…
In 1965 the "Tinkerbelle" crossed the Atlantic Ocean; it's a 13.5 foot long wooden sailboat sailed by a single man who during the journey was knocked overboard, suffered from hallucinations, and had to repair a broken rudder mid-ocean. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
How to free a sailboat that has run aground threesheetsnw.com/blog/ar…
It's not a sailboat on the magic eye in Mallrats news.moviefone.com/2012/0…
The sailboat "magic eye" in Mallrats, isn't a sailboat at all. geeksaresexy.net/2012/03/…
The fastest circumnavigation of the globe was in a sailboat, The trimiran Banque Populaire. it took 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes 53 seconds, 15 days faster than the fastest motorboat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
The star lawyer whom Nintendo's "Kirby" is named after has the sole right to name sailboats "Donkey Kong." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Steven Callahan survived 76 days adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in a life raft after his sailboat sank. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
There is a sailboat that can sail 2.5 times faster than the wind pushing it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA…

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