Hal Roth Seafaring Trilogy (EBOOK) (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
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864
Upplaga
illustrated ed
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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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illustrations
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235 x 160 x 40 mm
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1240 g
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9780071461337
Hal Roth Seafaring Trilogy (EBOOK) (inbunden)

Hal Roth Seafaring Trilogy (EBOOK)

Three True Stories of Adventure Under Sail: Two on a Big Ocean, Two Against Cape Horn, And the Longest Race

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Big adventures on the high seasfrom one of the greatest seafaring writers of our age hal roths vivid, authentic tales of the sea have riveted readers around the world for forty years. here, in one volume, are three of his classic sea stories, each one a white-knuckled, rail-down voyage into the unknown. A hard-working San Francisco husband and wife abandon their jobs, their security, and, some would say, their sanity to sail their 35-foot sloop to Japan and backthe long way! Over the next nineteen months, they discover exotic islands, fascinating people, and a whole new way of life. a few years later these intrepid voyagers decide to try their luck against cape horn, but they will need a lot more than luck to survive the vicious storms, violent seas, and perilous shores of the worlds most dangerous stretch of water. Then nine courageous sailors accept a challenge to do what has never been done before: to race alone, in a small sailboat, around the worldnonstop. Only one will complete the race; seven will be forced to withdraw, and one will simply disappear. roth writes with grace, humor, and poetic insight about the vastness and beauty of the ocean.Library Journal by all means read all of hal roth you can find.Practical Sailor roths books about his life at sea, including Two on a Big Ocean and two against cape horn, are universally listed among the most influential sailing books ever published.spinsheet roth can charm you out of your armchair.Kirkus
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Hal Roth left his career as a journalist and editor more than thirty-five years ago and, with his wife, Margaret, went sailing. Since then, they have crossed all the oceans of the world and sailed to a thousand foreign ports and anchorages. Hal also raced twice around the world singlehanded, in the BOC Challenges of 1986-87 and 1990-91. He has accumulated 200,000 voyaging miles and has sailed to the Aleutian Islands, Japan, the North American West Coast, throughout the South Pacific, around South America, the Caribbean, the U.S. East Coast, Newfoundland, Labrador, and the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and Mediterranean. He has crossed the Pacific five times and the Atlantic eleven times and has rounded Cape Horn three times. A graceful writer and accomplished photographer, Hal has written eight books about his adventures and one how-to book, After 50,000 Miles, which has sold more than 60,000 copies in its various editions. Two Against Cape Horn, Two on a Big Ocean, and Always a Distant Anchorage rank among the true classics of voyaging literature. He is one of the worlds half dozen most accomplished sailing writers. HOMETOWN: St. Michaels, MD

Innehållsförteckning

Two on a Big Ocean

1. An Idea

2. The Long Crossing

3. So Lofty and Green

4. The People of the Sea

5. Everybody's Paradise

6. Where Are the Cooks?

7. The Smallest Island

8. The Heart of Polynesia

9. Twice Adopted

10. The Back Door to Yesterday

11. Close to Shipwreck

12. The Porpoise Is Dead, the Whale Is Sunk

13. A Large Outrigger Has Been Sighted

14. Where Are You, Magellan?

15. A Sail in Japan

16. Are the Aleutians Cold?

17. Gales, Totems, and Eagles

Appendix: A Few Notes on whisper

Notes

Two Against Cape Horn

Maps

1. Where Do Ideas Come From?

2. A Change of Wind

3. A Rustle of Fabric

4. The Fjord in the Mountains

5. Black Hulls and Shellfish

6. Who Was Anna Pink?

7. Condors and Shipwrecks

8. Strong Winds

9. Shipwreck

10. Salvage

11. A Giant Repair

12. South Again

14. Final Triumph

Notes

The Longest Race

Illustrations

The Nine Contestants

Beaufort Wind Scale

1. Without Stopping

2. The Early Starters

3. Sharks and Giant Yachts

4. The Middle Starters

5. Different Captains

6. The Late Starters

7. What Do They Do All Day?

8. Capsize

9. Oysters and Pheasant

10. Collision at Cape Agulhas

11. A View of Death

12. The Impractical Sailor

13. "Come On God"

14. South from Trindade

15. Across the Indian Ocean

16. The Documented Liar

17. A Hell of a Prospect

18. "Nasty Hissing Seas"

19. A Slice of His Soul

20. On to Cape Horn

21. The Gentle Philosopher

22. The Battered Trimaran

23. Back to the South Atlantic

24. Homeward Bound

25. A Separate Peace

26. Meeting with Himself

27. Valiant to the End

28. The Winner

29. The Loser

30. The Last Word

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