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

Pbs Before The Wind

True Stories about Sailing


Published: 22nd February 1994
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To sailors, the next best thing to sailing is reading about sailing. Here is a collection of 25 stories about sailing that will transport the reader into a waveswept cockpit in the Bay of Biscay, into the planning stages of an assault on the American Cup, or into an hilarious misadventure with a first boat-all from the dry comfort of a favorite armchair. Contributors include Ann Davison, Buckminster Fuller, Robert Louis Stevenson, Joshua Slocum, Ernest K. Gann, Raymond Carver, Clare Francis, Jack London, Frank Mulville, Alee Waugh, Bernard Moitessier, and Ted Turner.

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.''

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
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
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