A Race for Real Sailors

A Race for Real Sailors

This is a story that will keep even confirmed landlubbers pegged to their seats, a tale of iron men and wooden ships whose time will never come again.

Author: Keith McLaren

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 9781926812175

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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In the summer of 1920, the public following the latest America’s Cup series were frustrated to find that every time the wind got up, the organizers called off the race. There was muttering in the taverns of Halifax and Lunenburg: why not show these fancy yachtsmen what real sailors can do? A Nova Scotia newspaper donated a trophy and put out a challenge to their rivals in New England, inviting them to meet the Maritimes’ best in a “race for real sailors.” A Race for Real Sailors is a vibrant history of the Fishermen’s Cup series, which dominated sporting headlines between the two world wars. The salt spray practically blows off the page as the author’s arresting style captures the drama of each race and the personalities of the ships that contested them: the Delawana and the Esperanto, the Columbia and the Gertrude L. Thebaud, and dominating them all the Bluenose, the big brute from Lunenburg whose image shines on the Canadian dime to this day. Vying for the spotlight are the boats’ larger-than-life skippers, among them Marty Welch, the hard-charging American who first took the cup; Ben Pine, the Gloucester scrap dealer whose passion kept the races afloat when they seemed destined to fade away; and the irascible, impossible Angus Walters, master of the Bluenose, who repeatedly broke American hearts but whose own heart was broken by Canada’s refusal to come to the rescue of his beloved vessel. This stirring and poignant tale is illustrated with 51 historical photographs and five maps, and rounded out by a glossary of sailing terms and an appendix of the ever-changing race rules. This is a story that will keep even confirmed landlubbers pegged to their seats, a tale of iron men and wooden ships whose time will never come again.
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Yachting

Yachting

With Omega World Cup Match Race points at stake, it was an opportunity for average sailors to experience, ... who sail in club races in less spectacular parts of the world a chance to race with real sailors,” says Lake Erie sailor ]erry ...

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A Tale of a Mother Her Three Boys and Their Dog

A Tale of a Mother  Her Three Boys  and Their Dog

... boys became good sailors. By sailed a snipe with a friend, Dale B. By was a regular Captain Bligh when it came to sailing in a race. ... This happening was to ensure a uniformity amongst the boats for the racing meets. Real sailors ...

Author: Byron B. Oberst M. D. Faap

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477279137

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 178

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This tale is one of the great romances of modern times and is accompanied by the many trials and tribulations endured by an average family. It contains love, pathos, adventures, travels and hardships which confronted an ordinary family and how they handled these situations. There are many light and entertaining and some rather sad moments described in this Tale. This is a story for light and entertainment reading.
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RYA Race Coaching Handbook E G101

RYA Race Coaching Handbook  E G101

Keep it Short and Simple (KISS) – remember the real learning is on the water. Draw the course on the board. Make sure you take notes of the goals for each sailor. Avoid jargon and check people understand the language you are using.

Author: Royal Yachting Association

Publisher: Royal Yachting Association

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Category: Sports & Recreation

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Coaching is all about helping people to develop and change. This eBook has been designed to help the coach provide the ideal learning environment which will help support and challenge the sailor. Its content and subsequent advice has been created by quizzing a range of coaching experts and this has helped create some shape for the coaching routines that are regularly taken for granted. This information is covered in the three distinct sections in the book: 1. Coaching principles, 2. Coaching fundamentals 3. Coaching checklists The eBook will provide some of the concepts and systems that great coaches use. A key example of this is allowing sailors to become long term independent and creative athletes within a supportive environment.
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The Sailor s Magazine

The Sailor s Magazine

We gained on “ Three miles —a real Sperm , " them but slowly ; and such was the was the reply . exciteinent of the race that we were We had not been idle during this in danger of passing over where the dialogue .

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH6GNF

Category: Merchant mariners

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The Sailors Magazine and Seamen s Friend

The Sailors  Magazine and Seamen s Friend

races . ly said , “ At the foot of every al- enabled him to realize that “ all tar lies a sacrifice . ... estimate of the true Magazine , speaks of Columbus as character of the man , though they “ the sailor , the enthusiast , the are ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH6GGS

Category: Sailors

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Encounters of a Wayward Sailor

Encounters of a Wayward Sailor

That's a real ocean-sailor talking. ... another British woman, who persuaded her to join her in the Round-Britain Race the next spring. Theirs would be the first-ever all-women's crew in that or any other major ocean race.

Author: Tristan Jones

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497603639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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From the acclaimed teller of such classic yarns as A STEADY TRADE, THE INCREDIBLE VOYAGE, and HEART OF OAK, ENCOUNTERS OF A WAYWARD SAILOR is wonderful collection of true stories from one of the great storytellers of the sea. Drawing on experiences from a lifetime at sea, Tristan Jones uses his acute powers of observation and his gift with for telling tales to transport us aboard boats struggling through savage gales, sweltering through parched calms, and sliding down the trade winds through beautiful, phosphorescent seas. With a special poignancy and his unique, wry sense of humor, Jones brings back to life people--like sailing adventurer Bill Tilman, long-distance voyager Bernard Moitessier, and pioneering woman sailor Clare Francis--as well as the places and boats lost to time. He recalls his favorite ports, his treasured cities, and his most memorable voyages.
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The Sailor s Magazine and Naval Journal

The Sailor s Magazine  and Naval Journal

I found myself mounted on officer , as Captain Swansdown vanished the back of a real racer ; he was fullfrom the deck . blooded , and game to the backbone , and Mr. Watkins leaned against the quar- soon took the lead in the race , which ...

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Category: Merchant mariners

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True Stories of World War 1 Complete

True Stories of World War 1  Complete

The mystery and the menace of the sea, which has always made sailors a race apart, is so real and apprehensible a thing, even to the landsman, that instinctively the sea is felt to be a source of greater peril to the airman than the ...

Author: Various

Publisher: VM eBooks

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Category: History

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World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by trench warfare, a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. The war drew in all the world's economic great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom/British Empire, France and the Russian Empire) versus the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Although Italy was a member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary, it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive, against the terms of the alliance. These alliances were reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, while the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers. The trigger for the war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. This set off a diplomatic crisis when Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia, and entangled international alliances formed over the previous decades were invoked. Within weeks, the major powers were at war and the conflict soon spread around the world. On 28 July, the Austro-Hungarians declared war on Serbia and subsequently invaded. As Russia mobilised in support of Serbia, Germany invaded neutral Belgium and Luxembourg before moving towards France, leading the United Kingdom to declare war on Germany. After the German march on Paris was halted, what became known as the Western Front settled into a battle of attrition, with a trench line that would change little until 1917. Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, the Russian army was successful against the Austro-Hungarians, but was stopped in its invasion of East Prussia by the Germans. In November 1914, the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers, opening fronts in the Caucasus, Mesopotamia and the Sinai. Italy joined the Allies in 1915 and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers in the same year, while Romania joined the Allies in 1916, followed by United States in 1917. The Russian government collapsed in March 1917, and a subsequent revolution in November brought the Russians to terms with the Central Powers via the Treaty of Brest Litovsk, which constituted a massive German victory. After a stunning German offensive along the Western Front in the spring of 1918, the Allies rallied and drove back the Germans in a series of successful offensives. On 4 November 1918, the Austro-Hungarian empire agreed to an armistice, and Germany, which had its own trouble with revolutionaries, agreed to an armistice on 11 November 1918, ending the war in victory for the Allies. By the end of the war, the German Empire, Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire had ceased to exist. National borders were redrawn, with several independent nations restored or created, and Germany's colonies were parceled out among the winners. During the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the Big Four (Britain, France, the United States and Italy) imposed their terms in a series of treaties. The League of Nations was formed with the aim of preventing any repetition of such a conflict. This, however, failed with economic depression, renewed European nationalism, weakened member states, and the German feeling of humiliation contributing to the rise of Nazism. These conditions eventually contributed to World War II.
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MotorBoating

MotorBoating

Scenes at Some of the Recent Motor Boat Race Meets Which Indicate the General Interest Manifested by All in the ... Corp. team up as the crew of . cat-boat in a race from which real sailors on barred - - - - - - - C. B. Johnston, ...

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