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.
- 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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