Mastmen

Kim McDaniel's avatar Kim McDaniel

Mastman (nautical, sailing) A sailor who is charged with tending the halyards and other lines near the mast. "The sea changes, the light changes and the ships change....". I find this eternal dance exhilarating, mesmerizing and, at times, frightful. I was hooked on sail racing from my first confusing, intoxicating start. Through numbing cold, miserable heat, and the black flies of Lake Michigan I thrill to the sounds of wind in the sails and the straining of the lines, I welcome the exalting rise of the deck as these leviathans heel to the forces. Even abiding still waters on a sweltering night makes all other past times pale, and through all conditions the one constant is beauty. Here's to the glory of sailing and the Mastmen and Bowmen who dance with the sails.

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  • Year created: 2015
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