"Salter writes with engaging affection, good humour and knowledge. Nobody tells a yachting yarn better' - Sir James Hardy OBE This is a book about the excitement of sailing. The characters, the adventures, the disasters - and the quiet little drink afterwards. No sport generates more anecdotes than ocean racing. It's a world rich in bizarre incidents, outrageous behaviour, intense camaraderie and engaging humour Yachting yarns are the wellspring of a unique folklore that stretches back more than a century. All Piss and Wind celebrates that free-wheeling, larrikin spirit. The author, David Salter, is Australia's leading columnist and feature writer on the sport of offshore sailing. Salter draws on a treasure-trove of stories and lifetime of personal involvement. He provides a first hand, deck-eye view of a world where the line between fun and survival can be perilously thin. All Piss and Wind carries the conviction of experience and the authority of knowledge - all enlivened by the author's sure ear for humour.
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1st December 2006
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.1 x 21.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1