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Before the wind : true stories about sailing
Gowdey, David, 1951-
Publication Information:
Camden, Me. : International Marine, [1994]

Physical Description:
282 pages : map ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Toronto : Macmillan Canada, 1992.
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Central Library GV811 .B382 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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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

Author Notes

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

IntroductionDavid Gowdey
1 Casting Off Ann Davison: Working on a Dream
Naming a SloopBuckminster Fuller
Slocum Sets Sail for the AzoresJoshua Slocum
Steerage ScenesRobert Louis Stevenson
The Psychological Situation at SeaMichael Stadler
Rounding the CapeRichard Henry Dana
Song of the SirensErnest K. Gann
Mutiny on La BoatArthur Hoppe
Girl Stella's GoingFrank Mulville
2 BluenoseCatching The Wind Philip and Brian Backman
Lipton's Last ChallengeAlec Waugh
The YachtsWilliam Carlos Williams
The Racing EdgeTed Turner and Gary Jobson
Preparing to WinDennis Conner and Peter Isler
A Sea Dog Primes His GunsCraig Neff
A Beauty's Second LaunchingDuncan Brantley
3 Cousteau, the PoetComing About Richard Munson
How to Prepare for an Ocean VoyageRobert Gould
Woman AloneClare Francis
EnduranceAlfred Lansing
The High Seat of AbundanceJack London
Ancient Navigators of the South SeasStephen Thomas
Suicide TackBernard Moitessier

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