Title: Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die : Sailing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations.
Publisher:  Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York , 2007, ISBN:9781584795674
Seller ID: 85971
SANTELLA, Chris. Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die : Sailing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations. New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, (2007). First Printing. Pp [(7),8-223,(1). Illustrated. Square 8vo, blue paper covered boards, white lettering to spine. "Landlubbers joke that sailors are always wanting to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santellatakes that life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third install ment in his immensely successful “Fifty Places” series, Santella assembles a crew of the world’s greatest championship racers and professional adventurers and persuades them to disclose their favorite destinations around the globe. Interviewees include some of the best-known men and women in the sport: Tom Whidden and Gary Jobson (members of the winning 1987 America’s Cupcrew), Jeff Johnstone (of J-Boats), award-winning sailing writer Lin Pardy , and many others. The amazingly diverse places they’ve selected range fromclubby East Coast ports (Marblehead, Annapolis), to idyllic tropical refug es (Ilha Grande, Brazil; the Polynesian atoll of Mopelia), to some of the most hair-raisingly treacherous waters on earth (Cape Horn).Coastlines around the world—even Antarctica and the Arctic—are represented, and the chosenspots include some spectacular inland waters, such as the Bras d’Or Lakes and the North Channel of Lake Huron. Most of the essays include entertaining yarns about the sailors' experiences at the recommended venues, along with gorgeous "make-you-want-to-go-there-now" photographs." - from the dj 1. Alaska: Resurrection Bay; 2. Antarctica: Antarctic Peninsula; 3. Antigua andBarbuda: Antigua; 4. Australia: Fremantle; 5.Australia: Sydney; 6. Bermuda : St. George's Harbor; 7. Brazil: Bay of Ilha Grande (recommended by Lin Pardey); 8. California: Channel Islands; 9. California: San Francisco Bay; 10. Chile: Cape Horn; 11. China: Hong Kong; 12. Colorado: Lake Dillon; 13. Connecticut: Eastern Long Island Sound; 14. Croatia: Dalmatian Coast; 15. Ecuador: The Galapagos; 16. Florida: Biscayne Bay; 17. Florida: Key West; 18. France: Hyères; 19. French Polynesia: Mopelia; 20. Greece: Dodecanese Islands; 21. Hawaii: Lahaina to Honolulu; 22. Illinois: Chicago (Lake Michigan);23. Italy: Costa Smeralda, Sardinia; 24. Maine: Boothbay Harbor; 25. Maine : Penobscot Bay; 26. Maine: Southwest Harbor; 27. Maryland: Annapolis; 28. Massachusetts: Buzzards Bay; 29. Massachusetts: Marblehead; 30. Mexico: Baja California Sur; 31. New York: New York Harbor; 32. New Zealand: Auckland;33. Norway: Spitsbergen; 34. Nova Scotia: Bras d'Or Lake; 35. Ontario: Lak e Huron's North Channel; Rhode Island: Newport; 37. Scotland: Firth of Clyde ; The Republic of Seychelles: The Seychelles; 39. South Africa: Cape Town; 40. Sweden: Stockholm Archipelago; 41. Thailand: Andaman Sea; 42.Tonga: Ha'apai; 43. Turkey: The Blue Coast; 44. United Kingdom: British Virgin Islands; 45. United Kingdom: The Solent and Beyond; 46. United Kingdom: South Georgia Island; 47. Vermont: Lake Champlain; 48. Vietnam: Nha Trang; 49. Washington: San Juan Islands; 50. Windward Islands: St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 16.00