A Book Review:
LEARN to SAIL the HARD WAY!
-written by Don Watmough
-illustrations by Dave Alavoine
Anyone who is a boater will get a kick out of Evergreen Pacific’s latest release. The book is a chaotic and hilarious tale of a novice sailor who bungles his way through purchasing the perfect boat (NOT!), learning to sail it through numerous mishaps, while simultaneously entertaining the “sea gods” above with the mayhem in his wake. Dave Alavoine’s illustrations, (the cartoonist for Pacific Yachting Magazine’s, COCKPIT CONFESSIONS), capture the humor of the nautical follies experienced by Skip and his mate, Muffy. The final part of LEARN to SAIL the HARD WAY addresses the mistakes made by rookie boaters (and those more experienced …), encouraging one to avoid these pitfalls.
Who would enjoy this fun read? Boaters and especially sailors! What a perfect entrance point for Power Squadron meetings or sailing lessons to get things warmed up in a humorous way. Yacht Clubs will have a blast with the book and will want to book Don Watmough for a reading. (Yacht Clubs, no doubt, have many tales amongst it’s own members that would rival Skip’s.) It’s the perfect novelty gift for any boater.
If you’ve taken up sailing and have a humorous story to share regarding your novice mistake/mishap, please leave a comment below. I know we’ll all delight in hearing your amusing nautical tale!
Since I’m recommending this book, I should let you know where one can purchase it. Please refer to the links below: