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Yacht Design According to Perry

Yacht Design According to Perry

My Boats and What Shaped Them

  • Author: Robert Perry
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071596526
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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A great designer offers you a virtuoso tour through the world of sailboats Bob Perry initiated the trend toward fast voyaging sailboats with his world-famous Valiant 40, which has been in production longer than any other cruising sailboat in history. But Perry is not only a leading yacht designer--he is also an accomplished wordsmith whose blunt, insightful, irreverent, and always entertaining boat reviews have captivated readers of Sailing magazine for 24 years. This book is vintage Perry, a no-holds-barred tour of the world of yacht design through the benchmark boats of his 30-year career.

Speech of an Indian

Speech of an Indian

  • Author: Robert Perry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781934610978
  • Category: History
  • Page: 58
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A storyteller carries a bag of memories and forever seeks new tales. Stories have lives, too. If someone doesn't share the story, it dies. Unless, like in this case, at least some fragment of the chronicle remains. Within these pages you will find the storyteller discovers a published 1824 speech that a 19-year old Chickasaw man gave at Jefferson College (MS) commencement about survival on the wild frontiers of early America. The story, long dead, begged for life. Strange that the speaker and storyteller had the same surname and were Chickasaw. The Chickasaw people were removed from Mississippi in 1837 to Indian Territory (Oklahoma). The author from Oklahoma knew about James Perry, who founded Perryville. Yet to be discovered: Perryville would have been Perry Town except that James Perry knew that town existed near Natchez, MS. His descendants had come from there. Everywhere the author turned, some new exciting bit was added to the chronicle. Engulf yourself now in the pages of this full fascinating narrative that has been skillfully woven together.

The International Marine Book of Sailing

The International Marine Book of Sailing

  • Author: William Robinson
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071643338
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 528
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Here's the book that can get you sailing in an afternoon and keep you sailing better through a lifetime on the water This is the first sailing book that follows a sailor's ideal learning curve. Rather than tell you all about sail trim or anchoring in a single chapter, Robby Robinson tells you what you need to know when you want to know it. From the absolute basics to the most advanced techniques, the International Marine Book of Sailing is highly accessible--and informative--at every level. More than 500 pages and 1,000 color photos and illustrations. Covers everything from high-performance and Olympic-class sailing dinghies to coastal and offshore cruising sailboats. No matter your age or the kind of sailing you'd most like to do, this book will work for you. The easy-flowing instructional text is augmented by sidebar features giving alternative approaches, definitions of terms, and boat-to-boat variations--a uniquely effective how-to combination. Includes contributions from Nigel Calder (Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual), Beth Leonard (The Voyager's Handbook), Robert Perry (Yacht Design According to Perry), Bob Sweet (The Weekend Navigator), Charlie Wing (How Boat Things Work), and other top sailing writers. Renders sailing and seamanship more transparent and accessible than ever before. The ideal book for self-teaching.

Three Tribes of Little People

Three Tribes of Little People

  • Author: Robert Perry,Murv Jacob
  • Publisher: Bluewater Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781934610954
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 106
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Three Tribes of Little People, by Robert Perry, the long awaited sequel to his Life with the Little People doesn't disappoint. Robert uses his wonderful story telling ability to describe how the Chickasaws, Choctaws, and the Irish were brought together, accompanied by their magical friends, the Little People of the Indians and the Leprechauns of the Irish who brought them healing and fun. Most of the stories come from the life of Sebena Burris, a Chickasaw-Choctaw elder, for whom, as a young girl stricken with polio, the Little People were a constant source of help and companionship. Dr. Robin Gunning, Chickasaw author Bob tells the story of his early meetings with Chickasaw and Choctaw elders in Oklahoma. These were members of the Burris family who impart to him their tales of life in Mississippi and Indian Territory in Oklahoma, how the Little People contribute to the well-being of Native People. Along the way, you'll learn about docktors, found water, lye soap, and a host of other true lessons for today. Jim Stevens, poet, The Book of Big Dog Town The powerful stories in Three Tribes of Little People illustrates little people with Chickasaw, Choctaw and Irish origins. Written in vividly descriptive language, these stories paint pictures of little people in days gone by and illustrate they are still with us today, aiding the people of our three tribes and sometimes causing mischief along the way. Robert Perry has done a masterful job gathering these tales into a delightful story collection. Rebecca Hatcher Travis, Chickasaw author With the Three Tribes of Little People, Bob Perry captures the essence of tribal culture during the early years in Oklahoma. The stories of the Little People demonstrate how the Creator provides for his people and their needs. The interweaving of the Little People providing knowledge of plants to the "Docktor" was brilliant. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn more about the culture and to have a few laughs at the antics of the Little People with Sebena's family. Cindy Posey Williams, Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama Robert Perry's book gave me an interesting insight to native Americans beliefs. The Indians have very much in common with our native people in north of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia- the Sami people, in the region they call Sapmi. One fascinating thing with Robert Perry's book about the tales of little people is the similarity to our little people here in Sweden, called "gratomtar." It was told that only goodharted people saw them. Every farm had their own gratomte who took good care of the farmers animals. Elisabeth Ornstein, Ulvsby, Sweden"

The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess 2nd Edition

The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess 2nd Edition

Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous

  • Author: Julie Perry
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • ISBN: 1614487863
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 368
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Welcome to the World of the Rich and Famous. . .Travel, Adventure, and Multi-Million-Dollar Yachts: Part how-to guide, part travelogue, The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous not only outlines the step-by-step process to getting a job on a luxury yacht, it also reveals what life is really like aboard these oceangoing toys of mankind’s most affluent. Packed with anecdotal stories from her time on the high seas, catering to some of the most demanding guests in the world, Julie Perry’s account of life “below deck” on a megaa-yacht is informative and humorous.

The Race

The Race

Extreme Sailing and Its Ultimate Event: Nonstop, Round-the-World, No Holds Barred

  • Author: Tim Zimmermann
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547347066
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 336
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An invigorating behind-the-scenes look at the world of extreme sailing, The Race is also a taut, engrossing account of the first running of the competition called The Race, which began on December 31, 2000, in Barcelona and ended sixty-two days later in Marseilles. The most intense event of its kind -- a nonstop circumnavigation of the globe in the fastest boats ever built -- The Race attracts some of the world's best sailors and arguably its most eccentric personalities. Tim Zimmermann, an experienced blue-water sailor, relates in knuckle-whitening detail how and why sailors risk millions of dollars and their lives to dash around the world in record time. He garnishes this story with a chronicle of the tumultuous history of extreme sailing from the nineteenth century to today. Zimmermann "puts the reader right on board with the tough, colorful crews as they take a crash course (sometimes literally) in how to handle these astonishing machines" (Derek Lundy, author of Godforsaken Sea).

Ships of Discovery and Exploration

Ships of Discovery and Exploration

  • Author: Lincoln P. Paine
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780395984154
  • Category: History
  • Page: 188
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Lincoln P. Paine's SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA was honored as one of the best reference books of the year by the New York Public Library, and Library Journal described it as "clearly the most fascinating book of the year." Now, in two equally fascinating new books, Paine focuses on two of the most interesting areas of maritime history: WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD TO 1900 and SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION. SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION tells the stories of 125 vessels that have played important roles in voyages of geographical exploration and scientific discovery, from early Polynesian double canoes to the most technically sophisticated submersibles. Each ship is described in a vivid short essay that captures its personality as well as its physical characteristics, construction, and history. Drawings, paintings, and photographs show the grandeur and grace of these oceangoing vessels, maps help the reader follow the routes of great seafarers and naval campaigns, and chronologies offer a perspective on underwater archaeology sites, maritime technology, exploration, and disasters at sea.

The Beverly Yacht Club

The Beverly Yacht Club

  • Author: Judith Westlund Rosbe
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738545158
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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The Beverly Yacht Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs in America, was founded in 1872 by young men who summered in Beverly. They were upset that the newly formed Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead refused to recognize yachts under 30 feet in length on the waterline for the races that they held. Thus, Edward and Walter Burgess (the famous yacht designer), at a supper party at their home in Boston on February 24, 1872, formally launched the Beverly Yacht Club. The first regatta was held by the club on June 22, 1872, in which 11 boats, 10 catboats, and a sloop started in three classes. For the first 23 years, the Beverly Yacht Club had no fixed abode; they held races and regattas at ports most convenient to the members. By the mid-1880s, regattas were held in Monument Beach and Marblehead, but as the Buzzards Bay membership increased, the Beverly Yacht Club leased its first clubhouse on Wings Neck in 1895. In 1913, the club moved to Marion, where it has been located ever since. The Beverly Yacht Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs in America, was founded in 1872 by young men who summered in Beverly. They were upset that the newly formed Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead refused to recognize yachts under 30 feet in length on the waterline for the races that they held. Thus, Edward and Walter Burgess (the famous yacht designer), at a supper party at their home in Boston on February 24, 1872, formally launched the Beverly Yacht Club. The first regatta was held by the club on June 22, 1872, in which 11 boats, 10 catboats, and a sloop started in three classes. For the first 23 years, the Beverly Yacht Club had no fixed abode; they held races and regattas at ports most convenient to the members. By the mid-1880s, regattas were held in Monument Beach and Marblehead, but as the Buzzards Bay membership increased, the Beverly Yacht Club leased its first clubhouse on Wings Neck in 1895. In 1913, the club moved to Marion, where it has been located ever since.

Royce's Sailing Illustrated

Royce's Sailing Illustrated

  • Author: Patrick M. Royce
  • Publisher: ProStar Publications
  • ISBN: 9780911284072
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 161
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