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Author Name:    ANDRESEN, Jack

Title:   Sailing on Ice. Ex-library in dustjacket.

Publisher:    A.S. Barnes, South Brunswick, 1974, ISBN:0498012417 

Seller ID:   103761

ANDRESEN, Jack. Sailing on Ice. South Brunswick and New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, (1974). Pp. (4),5-161,(7). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo,grey cloth with navy blue lettering to spine. Toy 4368. "Here is an introd uction to the fast sport of ice sailing. [...] First-trippers in an iceboaton a windy day cannot believe their sense as they face the chill wind and clutch the cockpit on a 60-mile-an-hour ride without motor power. Ice sailing is more than this, though, particularly for the competitively minded person. The combination of skills required to sail expertly cannot be acquiredquickly. Developing the nuances in getting upwind and downwind several tim es faster than the wind speed itself is a challenge. When the wind is strong, the elements of the sailor's courage and the breaking point of his equipment are in fine balance. An iceboat is said to go its fastest just before it falls apart! [...] 'Sailing on Ice' is packed with information on safety, dress, racing, and clubs, as well as step-by-step sailing instructions. Each part of the iceboat is explained and given purpose." - from the dustjacket. Rear inner hinge nearly broken, ex-library (stamps, pouch at rear), dampstain to top edge of final third of leaves (not adversely affecting text or illustrations), in price-clipped, library-stickered, taped-down dustjacket. As is. 20.00


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