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Title:
A single wave : stories of storms and survival
Author:
Chiles, Webb.
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Publication Information:
Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, 1999.
Physical Description:
188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781574090727
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Webb Chiles has been described as sailing's worst lunatic and its best living writer.


Author Notes

Webb Chiles is one of only a handful of world class sailors, as well as an experienced writer. He is the author of four books and more than one hundred magazine and newspaper articles. He now lives in Boston on his boat Hawke of Tuonela and plans to resume his fourth circumnavigation in the near future.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Part I Egregious 1974 - 1976
Chapter 1 Turning Awayp. 5
Chapter 2 Edenp. 13
Chapter 3 Cape Hornp. 17
Chapter 4 Capsizep. 23
Chapter 5 The Incomparable Windp. 33
Chapter 6 Cyclone in the Tasmanp. 37
Part II Chidiock Tichborne 1978 - 1983
Chapter 7 The Last Six Milesp. 49
Chapter 8 Adriftp. 59
Chapter 9 The Proper Stormp. 89
Chapter 10 The Red Sea Backwardsp. 97
Chapter 11 The Island That Would Not Be Passedp. 103
Part III Resurgam 1983 - 1992
Chapter 12 Nautical Roulettep. 119
Chapter 13 Thin Waterp. 127
Chapter 14 Perfectionp. 133
Chapter 15 Cape Horn Is Just Another Placep. 141
Chapter 16 Almostp. 149
Chapter 17 Swimmingp. 157
Epilogue: The Hawke of Tuonela 1993 -