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Boatsense by Doug Logan

Title Boatsense
Author Doug Logan
Publisher Seapoint Books
Release 2019-07-07
Category
Total Pages
ISBN 9781732547018
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Well-known author and sailor, Doug Logan, sets down his rare commonsense approach to being on the water, with his accumulation of smart tricks from a lifetime of devotion to boating and sailing. In the warm voice of a deeply knowledgeable friend, Doug describes the thoughts of an experienced boat operator handling the boat as they head out into open water, like a cop on the beat, looking for trouble on the guages, in the ship channel, keeping the crew involved. He addresses the seamanship needed to safely and joyously operate a small boat. With a lifetime of experience on boats, Doug has his favorite and most basic must-haves on a boat, not necessarily the usual GPS or the radar: he has a knife close to hand, a selection of rope, a bucket, and he can inspire every sailor, even the saltiest dockrat, to know which simple tools to have aboard, on powerboats and sailboats alike. More than how-to go boating, Doug writes for people who love boats, particularly sailboats, and describes the skills and sensibilities that a life around boats can help develop--things like self-reliance, adaptability, a sense of balance between daring and humility, and an appreciation of our place in the grand scheme. His collection of yarns, prescriptions, lists, avowals, and explorations establishes a poetic reverence for the life in a small boat on the water.

Course Correction by Ginny Gilder

Title Course Correction
Author Ginny Gilder
Publisher Beacon Press
Release 2015-04-14
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0807074780
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Beautiful and important on many levels, Course Correction is about rowing and so much more . . . Ultimately it is about the transforming power of love, and, damnit all, it made me cry.”—Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat “Written with poetic grace and true grit . . . A powerful testament to the impact of sport on our lives.”—Billie Jean King Wild meets The Boys in the Boat, a memoir about the quest for Olympic gold and the triumph of love over fear Forty years ago, when a young Ginny Gilder stood on the edge of Boston’s Charles River and first saw a rowing shell in motion, it was love at first sight. Yearning to escape her family history, which included her mother’s emotional unraveling and her father’s singular focus on investment acumen as the ultimate trophy, Gilder discovered rowing at a pivotal moment in her life. Having grown up in an era when girls were only beginning to abandon the sidelines as observers and cheerleaders to become competitors and national champions, Gilder harbored no dreams of athletic stardom. Once at Yale, however, her operating assumptions changed nearly overnight when, as a freshman in 1975, she found her way to the university’s rowing tanks in the gymnasium’s cavernous basement. From her first strokes as a novice, Gilder found herself in a new world, training with Olympic rowers and participating in the famous Title IX naked protest, which helped define the movement for equality in college sports. Short, asthmatic, and stubborn, Gilder made the team against all odds and for the next ten years devoted herself to answering a seemingly simple question: how badly do you want to go fast? Course Correction recounts the physical and psychological barriers Gilder overcame as she transformed into an elite athlete who reached the highest echelon of her sport. Set against the backdrop of unprecedented cultural change, Gilder’s story personalizes the impact of Title IX, illustrating the life-changing lessons learned in sports but felt far beyond the athletic arena. Heartfelt and candid, Gilder recounts lessons learned from her journey as it wends its way from her first glimpse of an oar to the Olympic podium in 1984, carries her through family tragedy, strengthens her to accept her true sexual identity, and ultimately frees her to live her life on her terms. From the Hardcover edition.

Title Boat Sense for Everyone
Author
Publisher
Release 1973
Category Boats and boating
Total Pages 8
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rudder by Thomas Fleming Day

Title Rudder
Author Thomas Fleming Day
Publisher
Release 1964
Category Shipbuilding
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Yacht Designing and Planning for Yachtsmen Students and Amateurs
Author Howard I. Chapelle
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release 2013-04-16
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 318
ISBN 1447482522
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Title MotorBoating
Author
Publisher
Release 1912-10
Category
Total Pages 104
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Rudder by Thomas Fleming Day

Title The Rudder
Author Thomas Fleming Day
Publisher
Release 1973
Category Shipbuilding
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Rudder
Author
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Release 1973
Category
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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On the Front Lines of the Cold War by Donald Paul Steury

Title On the Front Lines of the Cold War
Author Donald Paul Steury
Publisher Central Intelligence Agency
Release 1999
Category Berlin (Germany)
Total Pages 634
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two Years on the English Gulag by Geraldine Murfin-Shaw

Title Two Years on the English Gulag
Author Geraldine Murfin-Shaw
Publisher Lulu.com
Release 2019-02-11
Category Cooking
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0244750173
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It's 1979 and Val is ready for a new challenge. Answering an ad in The Caterer, she gets the job of Head Chef at Brownsea Castle in Poole Harbour. Once there she has to cope with a staff of six unruly lads, all but one pushing six foot. She bonds over a curry with her boss, a blustering, red-faced ex-colonial who thinks he runs the Castle while his level-headed wife strives to keep his feet on the ground and his nose to the grindstone. Read about Tony, the gangling teenager from Liverpool who makes blue cakes for tea, Briggs the recalcitrant Scotsman with his catchphrase 'If it's burrnt they cannae say it's not kewked' and the delectable Jimmy who poses in his football shorts outside her room on hot afternoons. Coming back for the return match in 1980 Val's heart is gladdened by the arrival of a team of divers. She finds a passionate lover in the boat's engineer, whom she dubs the Red-Bearded Dwarf. A laugh, a delight from start to finish, you will enjoy the escapism of this island where anything goes.

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