9780070237568

Before the Wind : True Stories about Sailing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780070237568

  • ISBN10:

    0070237565

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-02-01
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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Summary

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 PolynesiaPlus portraits of: Dennis Conner Thomas Lipton Jacques Cousteau Ernest Shackleton The great schoonerBluenose and more

Author Biography

David Gowdey, a native of London, Ontario, now lives in San Rafael, California, with his wife and two children. His first collection, Riding on the Roar of the Crowd, was hailed as "an absolute feast" by hockey fans, critics, and sportswriters.

Table of Contents

DAVID GOWDEY: Introduction

1. CASTING OFF

ANN DAVISON: Working on a Dream

BUCKMINSTER FULLER: Naming a Sloop

JOSHUA SLOCUM: Slocum Sets Sail for the Azores

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: Steerage Scenes

MICHAEL STADLER: The Psychological Situation at Sea

RICHARD HENRY DANA: Rounding the Cape

ERNEST K. GANN: Song of the Sirens

RAYMOND CARVER: My Boat

ARTHUR HOPPE: Mutiny on La Boat

FRANK MULVILLE: Girl Stella's Going

2. CATCHING THE WIND

PHILIP & BRIAN BACKMAN: Bluenose

ALEC WAUGH: Lipton's Last Challenge

WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: The Yachts

TED TURNER & GARY JOBSON: The Racing Edge

DENNIS CONNER & PETER ISLER: Preparing to Win

CRAIG NEFF: A Sea Dog Primes His Guns

DUNCAN BRANTLEY: A Beauty's Second Launching

3. COMING ABOUT

RICHARD MUNSON: Cousteau, the Poet

ROBERT GOULD: How to Prepare for an Ocean Voyage

CLARE FRANCIS: Woman Alone

ALFRED LANSING: Endurance

JACK LONDON: The High Seat of Abundance

STEPHEN THOMAS: Ancient Navigators of the South Seas

BERNARD MOITESSIER: Suicide Tack

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