Book Reviews of Sailing

Sailing
Sailing
Author: Henry Beard
ISBN-13: 9780894801440
ISBN-10: 0894801449
Publication Date: 1/4/1981
Pages: 95
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Funny definations for sailors and those who don\'t! \"A dictionary for Landlubbers, Old Salts & Armchair Drifters.\"
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Abandon: The wild state in which a sailor buys a boat. p. 7

Red Right Returning: Best known of a series of mnemonic phrases designed to help sailors remember critical pieces of nautical information. There are many others, like: cold cod cakes can cause catarrh; binnacle, barnacle, baggy wrinkle, boo!; the flounder in zany pajamas swam quickly by the crabby gravlax. p. 70

"Quite simply the funniest book I have ever read." -- William F. Buckly, jr. Captain of the Suzy Wong (back cover)

FYI Note: this is a large paperback but because Amazon.com lists the paperback under this ISBN number, which is printed on the back of this book, that's the only way it comes up on PBS.
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Very funny!
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If you need a light-hearted look at sailing, this is it. Anyone who has ever stepped foot on a wind-driven boat will enjoy the humorous approach to the sport/hobby! In dictionary style, an example is: Flashlight-Tubular metal container used for storing dead batteries prior to their disposal. We've all been there!