This is a book about the excitement of sailing. The characters, the adventures, the disasters - and the quiet little drink afterwards.
No sport generates more anecdotes than ocean racing. It's a world rich in bizarre incidents, outrageous behaviour, intense camaraderie and engaging humour Yachting yarns are the wellspring of a unique folklore that stretches back more than a century.
'All Piss And Wind' celebrates that free-wheeling, larrikin spirit. The author, David Salter, is Australia's leading columnist and feature writer on the sport of offshore sailing.
Salter draws on a treasure-trove of stories and lifetime of personal involvement. He provides a first hand, deck-eye view of a world where the line between fun and survival can be perilously thin.
'All Piss And Wind' carries the conviction of experience and the authority of knowledge - all enlivened by the author's sure ear for humour.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2006
- 209 x 155mm