DAVID GOWDEY: Introduction 1. CASTING OFF ANN DAVISON: Working on a Dream BUCKMINSTER FULLER: Naming a Sloop JOSHUA SLOCUM: Slocum Sets Sail for the Azores ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: Steerage Scenes MICHAEL STADLER: The Psychological Situation at Sea RICHARD HENRY DANA: Rounding the Cape ERNEST K. GANN: Song of the Sirens RAYMOND CARVER: My Boat ARTHUR HOPPE: Mutiny on La Boat FRANK MULVILLE: Girl Stella's Going 2. CATCHING THE WIND PHILIP & BRIAN BACKMAN: Bluenose ALEC WAUGH: Lipton's Last Challenge WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: The Yachts TED TURNER & GARY JOBSON: The Racing Edge DENNIS CONNER & PETER ISLER: Preparing to Win CRAIG NEFF: A Sea Dog Primes His Guns DUNCAN BRANTLEY: A Beauty's Second Launching 3. COMING ABOUT RICHARD MUNSON: Cousteau, the Poet ROBERT GOULD: How to Prepare for an Ocean Voyage CLARE FRANCIS: Woman Alone ALFRED LANSING: Endurance JACK LONDON: The High Seat of Abundance STEPHEN THOMAS: Ancient Navigators of the South Seas BERNARD MOITESSIER: Suicide Tack
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