Webb Chiles is a man I have admired for decades. I've read his books, followed his adventures. Even heard him speak one time. I admire him not just for his sailing, but also for his writing, his photography and the way he lives his life.
I was honored to find that he wrote a very touching journal entry about Spartina and small boat sailing. I can't say anything that would add to his thoughts, I'll just suggest you take a look at his entry here.