PASSAGE EAST by Carleton Mitchell


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The ""Oh, what a wonderful feeling"" mood of sailing suffuses this account of the Trans-Atlantic Race, from Bermuda to England, aboard the 57' yawl, the Caribee, in the summer of 1952. The 3-D of sea surface the atmosphere above and the depths beneath, the exhiliration and exhaustion, the fog, sun and hard sailing, the lack of monotony in spite of drifts and calm, the alchemy of sailing and the importance of shipkeeping are all part of the picture via the great circle route. Here are the varied waters, the battle of the currents, life above and below decks, the mad zones of weather and ""racing standing still"" and the exultation of perfect sailing. There's all sorts of detail about the Caribee, technical aspects of modern sailing, the science of weather and water and the whole is assured of sales for sailsmen, countrywide.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1953
Publisher: Norton