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ADVENTURING DOWN THE WATERWAY

By Smith, Janice and Roland Smith

NY: Vantage Press. Very Good. 1994. First Edition. Paperback. 0533109132; Paper Covers. Binding is almost as new. Name embossed on half-title page. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1994. 243pp. Light green Paper Covers with black spine and front cover lettering and drawing of a sailboat on the front cover. BOATING. "A commercial pleasure cruise to Florida via the Intracoastal Waterway inspired the Smiths, a retired couple, to have their own boat built and to undertake the cruise on their own. Just a sampling of the people and places they encountered is included in their delightful book. If you are not - yet - a boating enthusiast, this book might change that. If you already belong to that happy fraternity, you can commiserate and chuckle with the Smiths as their adentures perhaps remind you of some of your own or encourage you, too, to see adventure on America's great waterways. " .

$19.00

YACHT CRUISING

By Ellam, Patrick

NY: W. W. Norton. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1983. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0393032809; Binding is almost as new. Name on ffep. Very slight age-tanning of endpapers. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Messy writing on the DJ's back panel; DJ is otherwise clean. Minor DJ wear, espcieally the top/bottom of the DJ's spine. ; 8-1/2" Tall, 233pp. Light blue boards, medium blue cloth spine, red spine lettering. Cprt. 1983. BOATING. "One of the world's most experienced sea adventurers, includng single-handed passages, has set down a wonderful collection of tricks, lore, shortcuts, techniques, and precautions that he has accumlated over the years. For the experienced yachtsman who would like to know more about the problems he may encounter - and how to deal with them - when he undertakes longer passages than he ever has before. " ... 45 instructional b/w drawings. Index. .

$19.00

INNOCENT ABOARD

By Blyth, Chay & Maureen Blyth

Hampshire, England: Nautical Publishing. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. 024550480X; Binding is almost as new. Name embossed on ffep & half-title page. There are tiny stains in the upper margin of pages 84, 85, 86, 87, and frequent light pencil markings, easily erased if they bother you . Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ, with price and information intact. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1970. 8" Tall, 196pp. Medium green boards, bright gold spine lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE / BOATING. Foreword by Sir Alec Rose. "Chay Blyth, after only a few hours of instruction under sail, set out from Hamble River on the south coast of England in a small family cruiser, out into the English Channel and then onto the the Bay of Biscay, past Madeira and into the Trade Winds, down into the South Atlantic into the Roaring Forties , arriving in East London at the Cape of Good Hope, the southern most point of Africa a little over 3 months later. He then cablds his wife to join him for the long sail back home. For both of them it was a remarkable achievement and though their account is delightflly light-hearted, often told in land language instead of sea terms, this was no casual venture. " Frontispiece map. 4 pages of b/w photos. .

$25.00

THE COAST OF SUMMER Sailng New England Waters from Shelter Island to Cape Cod

By Bailey, Anthony

NY: Harpercollins. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 0061180041; The white cloth spine has some very minor foxing spots, otherwise Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Very minor-to-minor edge foxing. Name, city on ffep; Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ, with price and information intact. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1994. 8-1/2" Tall, IX + 357pp. Medium green boards, white cloth spine, metallic copper spine lettering. BOATING. "This is an account of a season sailing the waters between eastern Long Island and the tip of Cap Cod, poking into deep harbors and shallow ponds, anchoring off fashionable resorts and in remote coves, encountering the rough and the smooth, and exploring the present life of the coast while keeping a perceptive eye on the past. For the armchair sailor, this book will be as gratifying as a full-sail breeze. To practical yachting enthusiasts, it offers modestly but enticingly the fruits of much hard-won and not always heroic expeience. And for readers simply curious about the bays and the sounds, the Cape and the islands (including Shelter, Gardiners, Fishers, Block, Prudence, the Elizabeths, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket) , THE COAST OF SUMMER provides dramatic dips into history and personal incursions into contemporary high-season life. " .

$25.00

COMMONSENSE CELESTIAL NAVIGATION

By Schlereth, Hewitt

Chicago: Henry Regnery Company. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 0809282798; The book's spine has many bleached areas but the gold lettering is still bright. There are numerous tiny bleached spots on the front cover. Very minor wear on the otherwise clean and sound binding. Very minor edge foxing. Endpapers are partially lightly age-tanned. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Minor wear and very minor soil on the complete DJ, with price and information intact. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1975.9-1/8" Tall. 231pp. Blue cloth, bright gold spine lettering. Index. Diagrams throughout text. Pages of logarithms. Altitude correction tables. BOATING. . All the navigator needs in the way of equipment is a relatively inexpensive sextant and a reasonably accurate timepiece. All the rest is in this book, which contains a complete navigation system. Each step in this system is clearly explained. Note: Because of the threat of interference in GPS systems, the Naval Academy is once again teaching celestial navigation. ; 9-1/8" Tall; 231 pages; Sports box .

$22.50

BROAD REACH Illustrations by Nancy McKelvy

By McKelvy, John E. , Jr.

Dedham, MA: Pilot Press. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. 0963566806; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Minor top edge wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1991. Off-white cloth, black spine lettering. BOATING. "The interesting story of John and Nancy McKelvy's circumnavigation of the North Atlantic, beginning off Marion, Massachusetts, and ending a year later in Southwest Harbor, Maine, including adventures in Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Madeira, the Canaries, the Windwards, Leewards, Virgins, and Bahamas. Here, also, is a discussion on how to prepare and execute such a voyage, with thoughts on fitting out, choosing crew, planning, routes, food, sustaining financial credit in remote ports, and a myriad of other details. " ... Bibliography. Maps and dozens of b/w photos scattered throughout the text. .

$25.00

ANCHORING All Techniques for all Bottoms

By Bamford, Don

Newport, Rhode Island: Seven Seas Press. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0915160641; This is a large book and will need extra postage for Priority, Air or International. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Very minor top edge foxing. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. 1/2" of the DJ's spine is issing, otherwise Very minor wear and .. Soil on the complete DJ, with all information intact. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1985. 8-1/4" x 9-1/4", XIV + 242pp. Light blue boards, bright silver spine lettering. BOATING. "A comprehensive guide to bringing your boat to a secure and graceful stop in any sailing condition. Some of the topics: Reports on all major types of anchors, including European designs; Technical evaluations of major anchor designs in various bottom conditions; Numerous tables for calculating windage, loading conditions, rope and chain breaking strengths, anchor performance and more; A detailed listing of the anchoring gear carried by many of the world's most accomplished sailors. " 160 lavish b/w illustrations by noted marine Illustrator Michael Blaser. More than 75 b/w photographs. Index. .

$19.00

COMMONSENSE COASTAL NAVIGATION

By Schlereth, Hewitt

NY: W. W. Norton. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. 0393032248; Minor fading of the very edges of the binding, otherwise very minor wear on the clean, sound , 'tho ever-so-slightly cocked binding. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ's spine is sun-darkened - lettering is readily legible - top of DJ's spine has pieces missing, else Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ, with all information intact. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1982, 9-1/2" Tall, 218pp. Light blue-green boards, dark blue cloth spine, bright gold spine lettering. BOATING. "The complete book of navigation without celestrial sights or expensive electronics - icluding safety procedures, rules of the road, a guide to radio aids, and a special section on navigation at night. The book is divided into three parts: Navigation in Daylight, Navigation at Night, and Navigation in Fog, and covers the following subjects: Rules of the road; the chart; the compass; Speed, time, and distance; Dead reckoning; Bearings; Distance Off; the Magic Number; tides and currents; Cruising at night; Principles underlying navigation; Lights; Distance off at night; Safety at night; Use of the depth finder; Fog signals; the radio directiion finder. " bibliography. Index. Navigation charts throughout plus drawings and data charts. .

$19.00

DRAGGED ABOARD A Cruising Guide for the Reluctant Mate
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DRAGGED ABOARD A Cruising Guide for the Reluctant Mate

By Casey, Don

NY: W. W. Norton. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 0393046532; Binding is almost as new. Author's signed inscription on half-title page. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is amost as new, clean and unworn, with printed price. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1998. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page (To Arlene: This is a fresh look at an age-old dilemma. I hope you enjoy it. Wishing you gentle breezes and ample shade. Don". Loosely laid-in are two letters, one from the author, on his letterhead, and signed "Don", the other, to the author, from the recipient of the author's letter. 9-1/2" Tall, XI + 180pp. Dark green boards, bright copper spine lettering. BOATING. "DRAGGED ABOARD is a handbook written for the reluctant mate. It addresses the interests of the reluctant partner: Are there valid reasons to go cruising? Is it safe? Healthy? Will the children suffer? Can I be comfortable? Clean? What will we eat? Can I be reached in an emergency? What can I take? What must I leave behind? Casey shows that is isn't necessry to be a 'sailor' to find the cruising life attractive. " ... Frontispiece b/w illustration and dozens of smaller illustrations throughout, by Don Almquist. .

$25.00

CANVAS AND UPHOLSTERY PROJECTS For Boats and RVs. #2719.

By Wiley, Jack

Blue Ridge Summit PA: Tab Books. Good+. 1986. First Edition. Paperback. 0830627197; Paper covers. The back cover has a full-length heavy crease, otherwise Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Bottom fore corners of last 1/4 of the book have a light tan stain. Pages 207-209 have very minor pen markings, rest of the contents are clean and unworn, with no markings. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1986. 8-1/4" Tall, VIII + 326pp. Medium gray spine with white lettering, color photos on the front Paper Cover. BOATING. "All the practical step-by-step guidance you need to make your boat or RV more attractive, comfortable, and convenient. Here's an easy-to-follow guide to modern canvas and upholstery techniques that covers everything ... From the tools needed to the basic hand-sewing stiches such as harringbone, roundstitch, and slip stitch .. From the materials you'll need and where to get them, to operating, choosing, and repairing a heavy-duty upholstery machine. Every procedure used in beginning canvas and upholstery work is detailed, often further clarified with more than 200 illustrations. " Index. .

$19.00

80 YEARS OF YACHTING
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80 YEARS OF YACHTING

By Robinson, Bill, editor

NY: Dodd, Mead. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0396089585; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Romantic gift note on ffep. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1987. 9-1/2" Tall, X + 291pp. Medium blue boards, black spine, bright metallic blue spine lettering. BOATING. Compiled and edited by Bill Robinson. "This anthology captures the adventures, legends, and thrills of yaching. In stories and articles from the past 80 years of YACHTING magazine, you will learn of the exploits of such yachting legends as Sir Thomas Lipton, Bill Taylor, Bus Mosbacher, Francis Chichester, and Ted Turner, among many others. All the selections were chosen for their excitement and adventure and for their appeal to today's readers. " ... At least 16 b/w photos. Index. .

$19.00

EARLY ONE-DESIGN SAILBOATS Grand Old Classes Still Active after Half a Century and More

By Esterly, Diana Eames

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 06i84161664; This is a large book and will need extra postage for Priority, Air or International.. Top 1/16" and bottom 1/32" of the binding are faded, otherwise Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Very minor edge soil/foxing. Very minor foxing throughout the book - barely noticeable - else contents are clean and unworn, no markings. Moderate edge wear, with tears and bending of edges, very minor soil, on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1979. 8-1/2" x 11", IX + 132pp. Medium blue boards, bright silver spine lettering. BOATING. "The idea of one-design, in which boats racing in a class are alike, was new to America in the late 1800s. It won enthusiastic support in the first quarter of the twentieth century, and hundreds of classes were designed and built. Many of these came from the drawing boards of the most famous designers - Herreshoff, Crowninshield, Broardman, Alden, Mower, and others. This book is about some of the best, those that have withstood the tests of time and are still racing on the lakes, the East Coast, and the Pacific Coast. " .. Bibliography. Glossary. There must be well over a hundred b/w illustrations - photos and plans. .

$19.00

THE BOATMAN'S GUIDE TO MODERN MARINE MATERIALS

By Zadig, Ernest A.

NY: Motor Boating & Sailing Books. Very Good- in Good- dust jacket. 1974. Hardcover. 0910990166; Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Small, shallow gouge in the front pastedown. Name, writ small, on the ffep. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is not much to look at, but it provides plenty of protection and information. ; 9-1/8" Tall, cpt 1974, 325pp. White boards, black spine and front cover lettering. BOATING. "The amateur or boatman-owner regulary relies on the salesmen who sell him the boating materials, and these fonts of knowledge often are not what they should be. The purpose of this book is to fill that information vacuum. Many materials are look-alikes when inspected casually. Yet their abilities to do a specific job can vary widely. This book will give you the knowledge with which to separate the sheep from the goats. " Some Chapters: The hazards of the marine environment; The woods employed in boat building and repairing; The ferrous metals in marine usage; The common non-ferrous metals; Plastics and other man-made materials; Steel reinforced cement (Ferro-cement) ; Adhesives that withstand water; Paints and other protective coatings; Lubricants for engines and gear; Cleaners and polishes for hull and topsides; Fasteners suitable for marine use; The art of soldering, brazing, and weldng; Introduction to Electrical materials; Lines, ropes, and chains; Hand and power tools useful on boats; Index. A few b/w photos, drawings, and figures. .

$19.00

FIFTY PLACES TO SAIL BEFORE YOU DIE Sailing Experts Share the World's  Greatest Destinations
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FIFTY PLACES TO SAIL BEFORE YOU DIE Sailing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

By Santella, Chris

NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. 1584795670; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is amost as new, clean and unworn, with printed price. ; Fourth Printing of the First Edition, cprt. 2007. 7-1/4" x 8-1/4", 223pp. Smooth medium blue boards, white spine lettering. BOATING. "Santella assembled a crew of championship racers, professiional adventurers, and other sailing aficionados and asked them to share their favorite destinatiions around the globe. The amazingly diverse places they've selected range from clubby East Coast ports to idyllic tropical refuges, to some of the most hair-raising treacherous waters on earth, even including Cape Horn. " Each destination includes a full-page, full color photo, reproduced on extra white, extra smooth paper which enhances the depth and clarity of the beautiful scenery. .

$19.00

THE SELF-SUFFICIENT SAILOR

By Pardey, Larry & Lin Pardey

NY: W. W. Norton. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. 0393032698; Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Spine lettering is a little dulled. Ffep is missing. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1982. 8-1/2" Tall, 312pp. Blue boards, red cloth spine, not-quite-bright gold spine lettering. BOATING. This book "is the distillation of what the Pardeys have learned in eleven years of world voyaging in their twenty-four-foot SERAFFYN. First, they tell how they sailed in comfort and safety without large cash outlays - on a pay-as-you-earn-as-you-go plan and by simplifying. .. A sailor's reliance must be on self first and on electronics and mechanics last. .. How to learn basic sailing and seamanship, to choose a boat and equipment designed for safe, comfortable voyaging; how to learn maintenance and repair, inspection of rigging and equipment, sailing without an engine - these are what the Pardeys teach. This is an essential book for coastal and offshore sailors alike. " . Index. Dozens of line drawings & b/w photos. .

$19.00

BOAT COSMETICS MADE SIMPLE How to Improve and Maintain a Boat's Appearance

By Board, Sherri

Los Angeles: Lighthouse Press. Very Good-. 1989. First Edition. Paperback. 0930030567; Paper Covers. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text, 'tho the entire book is a little wavy. ; Second Printing of the First Edition, 1991. 8-1/4" Tall, 128pp. Colorful Paper Covers. BOATS. "My education concerning the cosmetic aspects of boat maintenance was obtained by asking questions of professional boat maiintenance people, making mistakes and learning from them, testing products and finding the easiest and most efficient way of using them. There isn' t an 'only way'. I share these methods because they've worked best for me and I hope they do the same for you. Following the advice in this book will not only maintain her value, but also keep her pleasing to look at and happy to board. " Copiously illustrated with cartoon-like b/w drawings by Kathy Barnes-Million. Index. The Chapters: To know her is to maintain her; Wash downs; Details; Teak tips; Varnishing; Compounding and waxing; Running and standing rigging; Sails and covers; Oh Yeah --- The bilge; Interiors; A tip top bottom; Dock Rat Bits. .

$15.00

BRILLIANT PASSAGE . .. a Schooning Memoir
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BRILLIANT PASSAGE . .. a Schooning Memoir

By Gerard, Philip

Mystic CT: Mystic Seaport Museum. Fine. 1989. Paperback. 0913372501; Paper Covers. Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; 8-3/8" x 10-3/4", X + 81pp. Cprt.1989. Color-photo illustrated dark green Paper Covers with yellow and white lettering. BOATING. "There are only two stories worth telling, the late novelist John Gardner liked to say - A stranger comes to town, or someone goes on a journey. I came to Halifax, a stranger, to board the schooner BRILLIANT and to go on a journey, a coastal passage that would take us into blue water: across the treacherous mouth of the Bay of Fundy, far offshore to Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, finally to a quiet berth on the Mystic River in Connectict. We would not be makng history, but we certainly would be cruising waters over which the layers of history hung thick as fog that settled on Halifax harbor every night. BRILLIANT is a teak-hulled schooner built in the depths of the Depression by some of the most skilled naval architects and boatbuilders in the world. " This is the story of the voyage. Two full-page sail plans. At least 37 b/w photos. Four scale drawings of BRILLIANT. Quite a number of the photos are full-page and all are beautifully reproduced, with the smooth, very white paper enhancing the detail and depth of the pictures. An Appendix lists BRILLIANT's racing career. .

$15.00

SPANISH WATERS With 4 Charts and 21 Illustrations

By Reynolds, Henry

Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Company. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1924. Hardcover. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Top of spine is pulled. Moderate top edge soil. Name, writ very small, on the front pastedown. End papers are a little age-darkened. Occasional, very minor foxing on the photo's margins and their facing pages. Very minor staining/foxing on title page. Some very minor age-darkening of the otherwise clean and unworn contents. No DJ. ; 9-1/4" Tall, 304pp. 1924 Hardcover edition, not a recent reprint. Dark blue cloth, bright gold spine lettering. BOATING ADVENTURE. In his Preface, the author writes "I am sanguine enough to believe that the contents of this volume will appeal to every lover of the sea and to the many readers who, though they confess to little liking for the sea, yet acknowledge the attraction of true tales of adventure. "... "The WINNIE was a Quay Punt of 8.95 tons registered burden, built by Burt and Sons od Falmouth in 1895. Later she was converted into a yacht. Her length over all was 31ft.8in. - her wter-line length only an inch or two shorter - with an extreme beam of 9ft. 5in. Her draught was 7 feet. She was yawl rigged and somewhat under-canvased. She had the high, flaring bows of craft of her type. However, her purchase price was just the beginning. The boat had neither windlass nor water-tank, her binnacle was too small. There was not room beneath the cabin floor for a tank. One to hold 50 gallons was specially made. A new sea anchor was needed, etc. , etc " . Contents: The WINNIE; The Land of Mantilla and Fan; A Cruise that Failed; Across the Bay; West and by South. 16 pages of b/w photos, printed on one side only on smooth paper. .

$19.00

THE SCHOONER PILGRIM'S PROGRESS A Voyage around the World 1932-1934

By Starr, Donald C. , with Supplemental Material by Harold Peters and Horace W. Fuller

Salem MA: Peabody Essex Museum. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1996. New Edition. Hardcover. Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is amost as new. ; This is a New Edition, with additional information, published 1996. Originally published in 1910. 9-1/4" Tall, XI + 371pp. Map endpapers, same front & back. Light green tweed cloth with dark green cloth spine, bright gold spine lettering, small silhouette of a flying fish, in gold, on the front cover. ADVENTURE. BOATING. "On the first day of summer in 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, Donald Starr and six friends set out in the 85' Alden schooner PILGRIM for a voyage around the world. They spent some 28, 500 miles of days and nights of life afloat with good companions, threading the channels and ports of strange but friendly waters and lands with no disasters to mar the recollection. Here is Starr's first-hand account of their extraordinary journey to then largely untouched lands. This is more than just a seafaring adventure. It is one sailor's reminiscences of an era gone by, as viewed through the eyes of an optimistic young man. " Harold Peters, the ship's Skipper, wrote the two chapters covering the rough trip to the Mediterranean from Singapore.... Introduction by John Rousmaniere dated November, 1995 . This is a "A special Supplement to THE AMERICAN NEPTUNE Volume 56, 1996." Brief Bibliography. Glossary. Only occasional small b/w photos. .

$25.00

GARY JOBSON An American Sailing Story
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GARY JOBSON An American Sailing Story

By Jobson, Gary with Cynthia Goss

White River Junction, Vermont: Nomad Press. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. 9781936313761; Binding is almost as new. Author's signed inscription on the ffep. Contents are almost as new. DJ is amost as new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2011. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY AUTHOR on ffep (I5/12/15 To Tom Bishop. --- Sail Swiftly. Gary Jobson) . 10-1/4" Tall, VIII + 245pp. Medium gray boards, bright silver spine and front cover lettering. BOATING. Jobson won the America's Cup in 1977 and the legenday Fastnet Race in 1979, both as a tactician for Ted Turner. For more than four decades Gary tirelessly promoted the sport of sailing to audiences around the world; . Through lecture tours, books, events, and as ESPN's sailing commentator, Gary's face and voice became synonymous with sailing in America. Through the passage of a bout with lymphoma and the calm of remission, he looks at how his life has intertwined with some of the great sailors, how the sport has changed snce his childhood sailing days, how the public view of sailing went through a revolutionry change with the advent of ESPN, how sailing bonds and friendships enddure like no others, and how sailing can offer the highest of adventures to the simplest of pleasures. " 16-page full-color photo section plus dozens of b/w photos in the text, many of them full-page. .

$19.00

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