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    Re: Buckley the Navigator
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2008 Mar 3, 12:23 -0800

    Agreed, but there's a huge difference between mastering a subject and
    being able to impart that knowledge to others well - the two are not
    necessarily synonymous.
    
    --
    GregR
    
    
    --- james whitson  wrote:
    
    > 
    > Like all intelligent people, Bill B. took it for granted that we were
    > as gifted as himself. While navigation is a challenge in precision
    > for most of us, he could use the short form precisely. I suspect much
    > of the intricate calculation was automatic for him. May he rest in
    > peace.-Jim
    > 
    > 
    > From: gregr_ingest---.comTo: NavList@fer3.comSubject:
    > [NavList 4570] Re: Buckley the NavigatorDate: Sun, 2 Mar 2008
    > 16:43:31 -0800
    > 
    > 
    > 
    > I have no doubt that Buckley was probably a superb navigator, but I
    > found his "Celestial Navigation Simplified" DVD to be less than
    > helpful (much of it seemed to rely on rote "do as I say, don't worry
    > about the theory" learning) and his narration seemed a bit pompous
    > and with what appeared to me to be a tone of "I know this and you
    > don't" running throughout it. 
    >  
    > "Luckily" the DVD had a huge video/audio glitch and I was able to get
    > a refund for it, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it to anyone
    > wanting to learn celnav - there are a lot better choices out there.
    >  
    > --
    > GregR
    >  
    >  
    > ----- Original Message ----- 
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    > Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 12:32 AM
    > Subject: [NavList 4562] Buckley the Navigator
    > > > An excerpt from an obituary of William F. Buckley:> "In the
    > 1980s, at midlife, Buckley began to escape the tedium of politics by
    > > reinventing himself as a novelist and memoir writer. His two
    > sailing books, > "Atlantic High" and "Racing Through Paradise," are
    > graceful, humorous > accounts of his crossings of the Atlantic and
    > Pacific in a 71-foot ketch, > "Sealestial." > > Norfolk photographer
    > and writer Christopher Little first met Buckley while > on assignment
    > for The New York Times in the early 1970s, and eventually > became
    > one of Buckley's closest friends. In the 1980s, Little sailed as a >
    > crew member and photographer aboard the Sealestial when Buckley made
    > his > long ocean crossings, sharing the same bunk area with him. > >
    > "Our first Atlantic trip, from St. Thomas to Spain, was just before
    > GPS came > in and Buckley was a superb navigator, using the
    > traditional sextant and > star sightings to get us across the ocean,"
    > Little said Wednesday during a > phone interview. "In my line of
    > work, you meet a lot of famous and charming > people, but Bill took
    > that to an even higher level. You couldn't possibly > have more fun
    > with someone. He told hilarious stories and shared great > gossip
    > about all the famous people he knew." " > >  -FER>
    > www.HistoricalAtlas.com > > >
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