"I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea…All of us have, in our veins, the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat,in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came."

— President John F. Kennedy, Speech given at Newport at the dinner before the America’s Cup Races, September 14th 1962