"This is everything that I like about sailing Nothing fancy Just having the experience."
Chris Adams, YouTube comment, 29/6/22.
The experience. That's what gets forgotten. With promotion, hustle, personal brands, touting for custom; promotion fouls most short videos these days. And the essence of the human experience is thrown to the wind.
I believe it is unique combination of sensation, communication of feeling, inarticulate yet shared wonder and courage and curiosity and a little fear that so many yearn for.
Many years ago I learned from a Polish climber on Mont Blanc what climbing meant. Climbing, not gear. Last night it was a treat to see the same emphasis in Kiana Weltzien's "Solo Atlantic Crossing on a WHARRAM." A Wharram is a type of self-made sailboat.