joy magnetism: Sailing, sailing

@Joymagnetism, now on Instagram!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sailing, sailing

Magnet #457 - OpSail 2000

Here's a magnet from a long while ago...I was originally just using it for Fleet Week, but in doing a bit of research on it, it has naught to do with it. (See what I did there? Naught? Nautical? Hahahaah. Shut it, it's an early Sunday morning, give me a break.)

OpSail is a maritime event that they've put on five times - celebrating maritime history, and promoting goodwill between participating countries.

It was something that Kennedy helped developed, and it was finally realized for the 1964 World's Fair. It's basically a bunch of tall ships and other vessels that travel together from port to port, and then everyone can visit the ships.

I didn't actually go to OpSail 2000, but we did see them sail down the Hudson - super supercool.

Though, I will say that I'm not a sailor. There's something scary about being out there on the open sea, miles away from the nearest medical care. Plus, have ya'll not seen all those movies where the captain (or someone, usually hot) goes crazy and offs people in the middle of the ocean? Nu. Uh.
Pin It!

No comments: