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|The Story of Sailing||21|
|The Fisherman's Cup Races||25|
|The Making of a Yachtsman||36|
|All at Sea||42|
|The Boat Journey||61|
|An August Day's Sail||101|
|The Crystal Coast||117|
|Aloft on the Flying Cloud||125|
|The Sea and the Wind That Blows||133|
|Sailing Alone Around the World||147|
|Smith Versus Lichtensteiger||164|
|Captain Jim and Reynard||182|
|Owen Chase's Narrative||206|
|Hornblower and the Man Who Felt Queer||225|
|A Pacific Passage||243|
|Call Me Ishmael||251|
|"100 Tons of Bronze, Son"||265|
|Service in the Mediterranean||272|
Posted March 20, 2012
I gave this book to my 65-year-old brother shortly after he completed an 800-mile open-ocean sailing trip with a crew of four including himself. He said he understands these stories in a more visceral way than he would have before his trip and that he has enjoyed reading them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 21, 2010
I had to buy this book for a friend who misses sailing so much during the winter that he reads boat ads or anything else he sees pertaining to sailing. (Mind you, he's not in the market for a boat; he has one he likes. I think it's a way for him to stay connected.) I thought the format of 27 short stories would be good for someone whose reading habits I didn't know well. There have to be a few stories in there that will "tide" him over till spring.
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