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The Voyages of Pirate: 50,000 Ocean Miles on a Classic Swan

The Voyages of Pirate: 50,000 Ocean Miles on a Classic Swan


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With great good humor and a Wagnerian sense of the majesty in an ocean crossing, Juan Corradi makes his sailboat the star of the narrative, and inspires anyone to take to sea in a small sailing vessel, and see the World from the deck of a sailboat. He gives details of her design and build, her string of lucky owners, and the great adventures at sea over 25 years. Sailing at the highest levels of competition and seamanship, Juan E Corradi sailed and raced his beloved black-hulled racing yacht, a Swan 38 named Pirate, across many thousands of adventuresome ocean miles, from Bermuda to the Mediterranean, back to the Carribean Sea, and into the Baltic and the Arctic Circle, always with a circle of close friends and his wife Christina. Pirate won the Bermuda Race, and won her class in a difficult transatlantic race in 1992, the Atlantic 500 commemorating Columbus’ voyage of 1492. Cruising the Scaninavian waters, he found rocky outcrops that now bear his name. In Greece, he sailed with the Homeric myths and dear friends, and in Scotland he and crew toured the outer islands in a dedicated Single Malt Whisky Cruise. Juan brings his cheerful erudition and worldly viewpoint to the ancient venture of man against the sea, including the delights of approaching waterspouts, ocean racing, and occassional groundings. He considers what defines a classic yacht and the appeal of adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732547025
Publisher: Seapoint Books
Publication date: 11/04/2019
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Juan E. Corradi is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at New York University. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Seamanship Committee at the New York Yacht Club. Juan is a well-loved character in sailing circles, and continues to be a prominent winning sailor and regatta organizer in New England. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, he aspired in his younger years to become the ideal Argentine: an Italian who speaks Spanish, dresses like an Englishman, and lives in Paris. Fulfilling most of those youthful dreams, Juan is now an American, lives with his wife Christina Spellman in Newport and Manhattan, where they are well-known for their devotion to classic boats, fast cars, and English Springer Spaniels.

Table of Contents

1 Destination
2 Designed to
PerformCHAPTER 3 Treasure
4 Into the Great
Western OceanCHAPTER
5 In Search of
Ancient WorldsCHAPTER
6 Voyages of
7 From the
Apennines to the TropicsCHAPTER
8 It’s Only
Water: Let’s do it againCHAPTER
9 Isles of the
10 Viking
Waters and the Arctic CircleCHAPTER
11 The
Shortest Route: To Finland by Fjord and
12 The
Shoals and Rocks of SuomiCHAPTER
13 The
Idea of SailingCHAPTER
14 The
Final CruiseCHAPTER
15 From
One Classic to the NextAPPENDIX
The World in the Model: Pirate Redux