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The Art of Coarse Sailing

£9.99

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"Michael Green, who in his hilarious best-seller, The Art of Coarse Rugby, first put the spotlight on the unsung heroes of rugby, here turns his attention to sailing, or to be more precise to Coarse Sailing. A Coarse Sailor, he declares, is someone who in a crisis forgets nautical language and shouts 'For God's sake,'turn left', while Coarse Sailing is not mucking around in boats but boating around in muck.
To support his definitions he recalls such incidents as the time he navigated across the Zuider Zee by means of two nails stuck in the deck; and the day he ran into the Isle of Wight while trying to hit France.
But it is the Broads which are the true home of Coarse Sailors, claims Michael Green, for here one can experience every known marine disaster without actually going to sea. The little group of would-be seadogs whose adventures he describes meet with such unusual occurrences as Insanity of Ship's Master, Explosion of Vessel and Restraint by Forces of Law, besides the more normal hazards of grounding and collision."

Clipped wrapper with wear and tears to the edges. The spine is cocked. Internally clean. Published in 1965, (7th impression)

Item details

Author(s):
Green, Michael
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback

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About this item

"Michael Green, who in his hilarious best-seller, The Art of Coarse Rugby, first put the spotlight on the unsung heroes of rugby, here turns his attention to sailing, or to be more precise to Coarse Sailing. A Coarse Sailor, he declares, is someone who in a crisis forgets nautical language and shouts 'For God's sake,'turn left', while Coarse Sailing is not mucking around in boats but boating around in muck.
To support his definitions he recalls such incidents as the time he navigated across the Zuider Zee by means of two nails stuck in the deck; and the day he ran into the Isle of Wight while trying to hit France.
But it is the Broads which are the true home of Coarse Sailors, claims Michael Green, for here one can experience every known marine disaster without actually going to sea. The little group of would-be seadogs whose adventures he describes meet with such unusual occurrences as Insanity of Ship's Master, Explosion of Vessel and Restraint by Forces of Law, besides the more normal hazards of grounding and collision."

Clipped wrapper with wear and tears to the edges. The spine is cocked. Internally clean. Published in 1965, (7th impression)

Author(s):
Green, Michael
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback

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