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"the art of coarse sailing" ebook?

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I own this book "The Art of Coarse Sailing" by Michael Green in paper form, but in an effort to lighten my load, I would like to get an ebook version. I could not find it online. Any idea?

BTW, this is a rather humorous books about self-derisive incompetence on a boat. A bit dated maybe, but I like it.

Amazon has it only in paper form: https://smile.amazon.com/Art-Coarse-Sailing-Michael-Green/dp/186105002X/ref=sr_1_1

Thanks

JD

 

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It, and its companion “The Art of Coarse Cruising” are, IMHO, the only two genuinely funny books about sailing. 

A Coarse Sailor is someone who in a crisis forgets nautical language and shouts 'For God's sake, turn left!’

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These two are classics... but I don't know if they are popular enough to have been e-book-ized

That would be great. Gotta include the illustrations

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Michael Green's The Art of Coarse Sailing and the two sailing stories in his The Art of Coarse Sport  - taught me that if a sport is worth playing it's worth playing badly - and thereby inspired me to taking up sailing, which I have been doing badly for 40 years now.

And I suspect that Green also planted the idea in my head that it's possible to be very funny if you can write well about sailing badly - which eventually led me to start writing a blog with that aspiration. (Not that I'm anywhere near as talented as he was, of course.)

https://propercourse.blogspot.com/2011/02/coarse-sailing.html

Sorry. I don't think any of his books are available as ebooks.

 



 

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As a teenager I read this over and over, desperately wanting a holiday like theirs on the Broads. Finally did it last year, 30 years later, and loved it!  Thankfully managed to avoid most of their disasters, though I think the odd mishap is part of the fun.

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5 hours ago, sosoomii said:

As a teenager I read this over and over, desperately wanting a holiday like theirs on the Broads. Finally did it last year, 30 years later, and loved it!  Thankfully managed to avoid most of their disasters, though I think the odd mishap is part of the fun.

Did you hire a broads sailing cruiser or a motor boat? 

I'm glad you enjoyed the broads,  I came here because of the Arthur Ransome books.  Loved it so much I moved here...  Our summer sailing season starts 22 March at Horning of course... 

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Just a motorboat (wasn’t sure how we’d get on with only one experienced sailor). The Three Rivers Race is on the bucket list though!

I thought Swallows and Amazons was set in the Lake District? 

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29 minutes ago, sosoomii said:

Just a motorboat (wasn’t sure how we’d get on with only one experienced sailor). The Three Rivers Race is on the bucket list though!

I thought Swallows and Amazons was set in the Lake District? 

Swallows and Amazons is just the first book in the series of 13 ( including one part written when Arthur Ransome  died) .

"Coot club" and "The  Big Six "  are based on the broads,  and many places are quite recognisable even today.  

Two others are based in coastal Suffolk and Essex,  one is based on a trip across the north sea,  another in the Hebrides where I've also lived,   then one in the Caribbean, one in the China Sea, the rest in the Lake District. 

If you're not used to sailing here and especially if you are not used to sailing narrow rivers, I'd advise come up here on a sailing holiday first before competing in the 3RR, it's very different. There are 3 boat yards that hire sailing boats if yours is not suitable. 

https://www.marthamboats.com/

https://www.huntersyard.co.uk/

https://www.eastwood-whelpton.co.uk/

 

By coincidence this weekend is the national dinghy exhibition is on at Alexandra Palace this weekend,  Horning sailing club  / The 3 Rivers Race are at the show stand J28... https://m.facebook.com/story/graphql_permalink/?graphql_id=UzpfSTgwMjM0NTIxOTgyMTM2NToyODgxMTI1NTY1Mjc2NjQz

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I would highly recommend a few days/week cruising on the Broads. Especially for families or those moving up to bigger boats.  Great fun, safe and will massively improve your boathandling, awareness of tides and how to enjoy living on a boat. There's also a lot more to look at on a river than on an ocean. 

 Probably the best value holidays I've ever taken.  Go out of peak season, though, if at all possible. 

Cheers,

              W. 

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5 hours ago, WGWarburton said:

I would highly recommend a few days/week cruising on the Broads. Especially for families or those moving up to bigger boats.  Great fun, safe and will massively improve your boathandling, awareness of tides and how to enjoy living on a boat. There's also a lot more to look at on a river than on an ocean. 

 Probably the best value holidays I've ever taken.  Go out of peak season, though, if at all possible. 

Cheers,

              W. 

Between the Easter holidays and the Scottish school holidays is the best time... 

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