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  • John Williams 'Pirate': Written Speech For Class

    John Williams Written out Speech for class Today I am going to teach you how to be a Pirate. Kind of… I am going to teach you something that all pirates would have known. What is Tacking, and how does it apply to sailing? And no, it is not what the RA’s gave me during room checks the other day. (At This point I will reference the slide that I have on the board. RB means I will be referencing the board during this time) If there is one thing about sailing that you should know, it is you cannot sail into the wind (RB), Physics does not allow it. When you try to sail into the wind the sails flap like crazy and you start drifting backwards. So if Steve here (RB) is sailing up on the port, or left side of the wind, and he wants to reach a point…

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  • Scout Monologue

    You have someone carving a stick, another starting a fire, another building a fort out of sticks. That night everyone went to bed around five o'clock for two reasons, one to catch up on our sleep and that we've learned our lesson of not staying up extremely late and getting up really early. More days past and with more and more classes and not showering for multiple days on end. Until it came to Thursday, today we were going small boat sailing, we have the first aid and all that, and then we…

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  • Willow Tree Research Paper

    When we where there we got ice cream and swam, then headed back to Boyne City. The sailing camp had a banquette at the end. It was at the state park. They had hamburgers and hot dogs with many sides available. They also provided many desserts for everyone to have. It was amazing and even better it was at the beach, so once we ate then we could go swimming with all the friends we made during the two weeks. During the banquette Gram and his friends came up to us and shared a few things I would…

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  • Boat Descriptive Writing

    Michigan. After I scope out the frigid windy lake, I walk down the bluff to begin my journey of learning to sail alone. As I touch the sand for the first time that day, it felt like I was pushing against a hot iron. As my dad and I make our way to the boat, my dad comes across the question, "Today looks like a nice day for you to try sailing alone, do you want too?". So many thoughts begin to run through my head like I have to answer a question for a million dollars. Knowing my dad, who is short…

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  • Charlie St. Cloud Film Analysis

    He knew she wanted to test the sailboat out on the waters, although he didn't think it was the best idea, he radioed her from his boat telling her the directions she needed to go while sailing through the awful storm. While out on the waters during the storm, the clouds were dark like they would be any storm. With this in mind the audience can take in that possibly the storm meant this would be another rough spot in life for a character in this film. The next day, Charlie found Tess sleeping…

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  • Personal Narrative-A Day At Camp V-Board

    It was a hot, sunny Thursday at Camp V-Bar; “the hottest camp going”. I had just finished teaching my favorite class; fourth period paddle boarding. I was playing a game of sharf with the rest of the Aquatics Staff under the rain fly. After a vigorous game of sharf, which I won, I was off to my next class. It was my fifth period small boat sailing class; a class I did not enjoy. I was not too thrilled about teaching sailing because the people you would teach would have to be engaged during…

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  • Analysis Of Sailing To Byzantium

    Sailing to Byzantium starts with hinting to what is coming up next in the poem. A progression from “that country” to Byzantium, a land where art lasts eternally. Written by William Butler Yeats. Published in 1928. Various philosophical thoughts were tackled. Mortality and Immortality,age and youth,artifice and nature. The poem starts by mentioning “that is no country for old men” the country that the poet referred to is unknown. It could be any country.However, it could be the country where the…

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  • Sailing To Byzantium Analysis

    Three Messages From Sailing to Byzantium The author of Sailing to Byzantium, William Butler Yeats was one of the most prolific poets of his day. He was from Ireland, but he moved to England once he figured out that England was the place to be. W.B. Yeats used his fantastic skills to write some of the best poetry out there. Adrian Paterson from The Irish Times states, “Yeats today is respected rather than loved.” This is an incredible feat to accomplish, to be so loved that you are respected is…

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  • The Differences Of Sailing Vs. Yachting

    Whether it be for fun or for a lifestyle of competition, boating is an opportunity for one to further express themselves. Sailing and yachting are more than just styles of boating. To start off, sailing and yachting are both rooted around a boat, but the crews of each play very different roles. Sailing involves a maximum effort by the crew. They operate the boat to reach the end location. Trimming the sails requires the effort of a crew to keep the sailboat pointed in the direction of optimal…

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  • Mysticism In Sailing The Byzantium

    one man's experience” (W.B. Yeats n.d.). Such perspicacity is evident in the works of William Butler Yeats, whose poetry reflects his fascination with mysticism and the days of yore. The poem “Sailing the Byzantium” illustrates how William Butler Yeats use of artistic diction and symbolism reveals the parallels between ancient civilization and the cycle of life and communicates the dual themes of obsolescence and perpetuity. Yeats’ elegy, details a metaphoric spiritual journey of renewal to…

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