Second Wind A Sunfish Sailor's Odyssey Author:Nathaniel Philbrick Fifteen years after experiencing the thrill of victory, Nat Philbrick set out to win the North American Sunfish sailing championship a second time. Was it a midlife crisis? Why else would a stay-at-home dad in his late thirties suddenly decided to go up against the most competitive Sunfish sailors on the continent as he once had done... more » as an uninhibited, in-the-zone and in-your-face twenty-two-year-old?
With the bemused approval of is wife and children, Philbrick uses season Nantucket Island as his solitary training ground, sailing his tiny sunfish to the remotest corners of the island and the haunting beauty of its tidal creeks, kettle holes, inlets, and wave-battered sand bars. It's a voyage that takes him to the Midwinter Championship in Florida's Sarasota Bay, the Connecticut River Race from Hartford to the sea, and finally to a steamy lake in Illinois and the North American Championship.
Here is the warm, funny, often moving story of a sailor, his family, and an island . . . and the voyage that brought them together.« less