Before the Wind: True Stories About Sailing

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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

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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.

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The quality of writing and readability is far above average... the selections are long enough to have real substance, but short enough to read in limited time periods. Anyone interested in boats and the sea will find this a welcome gift.   Mereld Keys, Burgee Magazine

Every boy, and every man who would be a boy again, will thrill to these 25 true stories about sailing.   Ron MacIsaac, CBC Television

It would take many hours of intense research to find better true stories than those Gowdey has chosen, so why not enjoy the fruits of his labor instead?... Fun, quick reading.   Edward P. Maybaum, Ensign, North Carolina

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