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Pbs Before The Wind : True Stories about Sailing - David Gowdey

Pbs Before The Wind

True Stories about Sailing

Paperback Published: 22nd February 1994
ISBN: 9780070237568
Number Of Pages: 288

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Words of wisdom, humor, practical advice, and ripping yarns.

Twenty-five selections from some of the world's most famous authors and sailors.

Read about:

  • Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail around the world alone
  • Richard Henry Dana's extraordinary account of beginning a sailor's life
  • Ted Turner's racing strategy
  • Clare Francis on her transatlantic solo race
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's emigrant passage of North America
  • Jack London sailing in Polynesia

Plus portraits of:

  • Dennis Conner
  • Thomas Lipton
  • Jacques Cousteau
  • Ernest Shackleton
  • The great schooner Bluenose
  • and more

It would take many hours of intense research to find better true stories than those Gowdey has chosen.'' Even if you're not a sailor, you'll love these classic sea tales. I couldn't put this book down.''

Introduction
Casting Off Ann Davison: Working on a Dream
Naming a Sloop
Slocum Sets Sail for the Azores
Steerage Scenes
The Psychological Situation at Sea
Rounding the Cape
Song of the Sirens
My Boat
Mutiny on La Boat
Girl Stella's Going
Bluenose
Lipton's Last Challenge
The Yachts
The Racing Edge
Preparing to Win
A Sea Dog Primes His Guns
A Beauty's Second Launching
Cousteau, the Poet
How to Prepare for an Ocean Voyage
Woman Alone
Endurance
The High Seat of Abundance
Ancient Navigators of the South Seas
Suicide Tack
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ISBN: 9780070237568
ISBN-10: 0070237565
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 22nd February 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1