By Way of the Wind

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The adventure begins when Jim Moore announces to his bride of two months that they will build a boat and sail to the South Pacific. Circumnavigating the world in a 36-foot sloop isn't generally regarded as an adventure to be taken lightly. However, lightly is just how Jim and Molly Moore took it and the story of their journey provides refreshing and amusing inspiration to all cruising sailors, actual or potential.
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Overview

The adventure begins when Jim Moore announces to his bride of two months that they will build a boat and sail to the South Pacific. Circumnavigating the world in a 36-foot sloop isn't generally regarded as an adventure to be taken lightly. However, lightly is just how Jim and Molly Moore took it and the story of their journey provides refreshing and amusing inspiration to all cruising sailors, actual or potential.
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Editorial Reviews

nnn Cruising World
An amusing, educational and inspiring cruising narrative.
Yachting World
Far from simply amusing, this first-person narration by Jim Moore, tells about a couple with no sailing experience but a commitment to a long-term dream and an addiction to the sea....The book is filled with practical knowledge and ingenious do-it-yourself tips for all amateur sailors.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
On July 4, 1976, Jim and Molly Moore slipped their 36-foot sloop Swan into the Columbia River at Portland for its maiden voyage. As they entered the channel, he reminded his wife that ``starboard'' was on the Oregon side of the river. Fourteen months later, these inexperienced sailors--the author, a nervous navigator, and his wife, a seasick mate--set out for the South Pacific and a four-year circumnavigation: first stop, Hawaii. After seven months there, they moved on to Samoa, which they found disappointing, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand. They took temporary jobs in Australia, then traced part of Captain Cook's voyage in Endeavor. Swan proved to be a remarkably trouble-free craft. The author describes the south Atlantic as a ``boring stretch of salt water.'' The most harrowing incident occurred in the Caribbean when they were pursued by pirates, whom the author threatened with a shotgun. This fine adventure will delight blue-water sailors. Photos not seen by PW. Dolphin Book Club selection. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574090031
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 988,916
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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