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Before the Wind
by David Gowdey

Words of wisdom, humor, practical advice, and ripping yarns. Twenty-five selections from some of the world's most famous authors and sailors.

  • Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail around the world alone
  • Richard Henry Dana's extraordinary account of beginning a sailor's life
  • Ted Turner's racing strategy
  • Clare Francis on her transatlantic solo race
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's emigrant passage of North America
  • Jack London sailing in Polynesia

Plus portraits of:

  • Dennis Conner
  • Thomas Lipton
  • Jacques Cousteau
  • Ernest Shackleton
  • The great schooner Bluenose
  • and more