Gone to the Sea

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A fifth-generation native of Newport, Rhode Island, Herb McCormick has been racing and cruising from above the Arctic Circle to Antarctica-and chronicling his adventures and travels in magazines, newspapers and on the Internet-for over three decades. An anthology of his best profiles and articles, including first person accounts of sailing in such classic events as the Sydney-Hobart Race and rounding Cape Horn, Gone to the Sea is an eclectic collection of stories that range from a prophetic cruise with his ...
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Overview

A fifth-generation native of Newport, Rhode Island, Herb McCormick has been racing and cruising from above the Arctic Circle to Antarctica-and chronicling his adventures and travels in magazines, newspapers and on the Internet-for over three decades. An anthology of his best profiles and articles, including first person accounts of sailing in such classic events as the Sydney-Hobart Race and rounding Cape Horn, Gone to the Sea is an eclectic collection of stories that range from a prophetic cruise with his daughter; to an in-depth post mortem of solo sailor Mike Plant's final, mysterious voyage; to what it's really like to spend a hectic day with Americas' Cup legend Dennis Conner.The former editor-in-chief of Cruising World magazine and yachting correspondent for The New York Times, McCormick has notched over 75,000 offshore miles in his sailing career, including the historic 2009-2010 Around the Americas expedition that circumnavigated North and South America via the Northwest Passage and Cape Horn. As an award-winning journalist, he's been honored with the National Marine Manufacturer Association's prestigious Director's Award and the BoatUS
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An anthology of the best profiles and articles from the former editor-in-chief of Cruising World magazine and current yachting correspondent for The New York Times, this is an exciting book for all sailors. Thematically separated into Faces, Places, and Races, the character profiles would at first seem like the most engaging element of the book. However, the book's real excitement lies in the racing stories: the 83-year-old sailor who experienced his first collision; a race for the in-the-know crowd that included a brief encounter with Ted Kennedy; and a harrowing account of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison confronting a storm. Exotic locations, such as glaciers along Tierra del Fuego's southern coast, add drama. Snappy comments abound, such as this description of sailors from Steve Black, founder and director of the Caribbean 1500: "They're just these warped guys who've never seen a day of bad weather. They could be out there on the worst day imaginable and they'd describe it as a 'fresh breeze.'" Sail on! (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780939837946
  • Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 806,630
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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A fifth-generation native of Newport, Rhode Island, Herb McCormick has been racing and cruising from above the Arctic Circle to Antarctica-and chronicling his adventures and travels in magazines, newspapers and on the Internet-for over three decades.
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