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"[...]themselves. I believe the increasing popularity of these swallows of the seas-for turning, wheeling, skimming, doubling, as they do, I can compare them to nothing else-is a very good omen for yachting; they are expensive for their size and tonnage, certainly, but, after all, their cost may be counted in hundreds instead of tens of thousands. They have brought scientific boat sailing and racing within the reach of hundreds who cannot afford big racing yachts; and, moreover, the ladies join in these exciting contests, and of course very often win. In endurance, and courage, and nerve, and quickness, they are quite the equals of the other sex; and if they are occasionally a little too pertinacious, a little too eager to win, and don't always 'go about' exactly when the rules of the road require, what does it signify? Who grudges them their little victory?[...]."
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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 522g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507539940
  • 9781507539941