Before the Wind: True Stories about Sailing

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To sailors, the next best thing to sailing is reading about sailing. Here is a collection of 25 stories about sailing that will transport the reader into a waveswept cockpit in the Bay of Biscay, into the planning stages of an assault on the American Cup, or into an hilarious misadventure with a first boat-all from the dry comfort of a favorite armchair. Contributors include Ann Davison, Buckminster Fuller, Robert Louis Stevenson, Joshua Slocum, Ernest K. Gann, Raymond Carver, Clare Francis, Jack London, Frank Mulville, Alee Waugh, Bernard Moitessier, and Ted Turner.

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Even if you're not a sailor, you'll love these classic sea tales. I couldn't put this book down.''

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David Gowdey, a native of London, Ontario, now lives in San Rafael, California, with his wife and two children. His first collection, "Riding on the Roar of the Crowd," was hailed as "an absolute feast" by hockey fans, critics, and sportswriters.

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