sailboat racing books.

Admiral Hornblower

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I'm looking specifically for either books or memoirs of sailboat racing( preferably of the performance side, like Olympics or America's Cup, sort of along the lines of this book: 

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SEC16518

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Wait for my new book, "Too Fat to Hike". Searching for a publisher now...
That would complete the trilogy...Just use the same publisher you used for the prior volumes...."Too Weak to Grind" and "Too Shit-Faced to Helm" 

 

Steam Flyer

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'Elvstrom Speaks On Yacht Racing' talks about his childhood and early racing career.

L.Francis Herrshoff's book on yachting in the 1890s thru the 1920s is great, a lot of fascinating stories and details. Of course his point of view is reactionary, he's trying to prove how much better the Good Old Days were, but it's a front-row seat on everything about megayacht racing from design consultation to handling a disgruntled professional crew of whom half don't speak English.

FB- Doug

 

AnotherSailor

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"Golden Lily" sounds like a massage parlor in which ALL body parts are "massaged."

I don't know anything about the book, and I don't mean to insult the athlete, but it would be very very low on the list of books I would read (just above "too fat to hike").

 

Admiral Hornblower

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"Golden Lily" sounds like a massage parlor in which ALL body parts are "massaged."

I don't know anything about the book, and I don't mean to insult the athlete, but it would be very very low on the list of books I would read (just above "too fat to hike").
I haven't read it so that could be true!

 

Alan Crawford

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Here's three. The first two have newer editions.

The Cornelius Shields book is a bit dated but still a great read. 

Oh, get a pair of Nordic skis and find a golf course (preferably with snow) - great cardio cross training for hiking on your Laser!

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