Originally Posted by Gun Smoke
Ask 20 people on the street (in America) who Bernard Moitessier is. Hell ask a hundred. The voyaging by sail community is very small. Yeah a group glad handing Robin Johnston is going to know Moitessier but five thousand kids wearing baggy pants and ball caps won't.
Kids wearing baggy pants and flat brimmed ball caps know nothing about anything. So what else is new?
Seriously, you'd not expect any but the sailing community to know either or that Slocum piloted Spray around the world or many other things specific to the community.
I can't tell you who won the superbowl in any year or who won the world series or the world cup or any other cup and don't consider myself worse for the ignorance.