Juni 14, 2009
There is a land on the other side of the world and on that land there is a country and in that country there is a rock and on that rock there stands a man with stripes holding a flag. This country on the opposite side of the world has the Horn and keen sailors and these sailors have an attitude.
Without this country and this man we would not be who we are today. Today, as always we are hunting through the night bouncing over the sea and leaving a white tail behind us. We are hunting an opponent that we will probably never catch.
Is this an infinite duel? What are we gonna do in one week when this race is over? This race is all we are as long as we can think. Will we just disappear? Will we hunt in our dreams? Will we climb rocks and hold flags?
No, there is no end, no mercy. We will hunt each other to the north, then to the west and later to the south. We each can win or lose points in this game. With these points we can buy. But we do not play for a living. We got this attitude.
We did not start the race to find the grail in the southern ocean to round the Horn or to just sail around the world. We have an attitude and that is very complicated and very simple. The simple part is that we never surrender no matter how complicated our mission will be. That’s what we learned from the man with the flag.
Man with flag, you are fatastique!! Your attitude has become our idol.
In my dream I look over the sea and I see a man with stripes and we hunt him forever. We cannot catch him but we get more points. He is fantastique and we cannot catch him. But we need him. To become a beautiful winner, We need that fatastique second with stripes and flags.