Boat Naming Made Simple

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Center Press, 1993 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
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Just like a child's name, there is a story behind every name on a boat's transom or bow. BOAT NAMING MADE SIMPLE by Susan D. Artof organizes 1000s of these names into a humorous & entertaining volume. Chapters include stories surrounding ships of legend, naming categories such as astrological names, names of sex, lives & vices, food names, funny names, romantic names & evil names. The author feels that boat naming goes beyond the arrangement of letters, to become an identity that follows both the boat & its skipper for as long as the vessel floats. What makes BOAT NAMING MADE SIMPLE unique is the historical review of boating including stories behind famous vessels like BEAGLE, ARGO, BOUNTY, DISCOVERY, & the SANTA MARIA. The author has researched sea lore & readers will learn about the stories of DAVY JONES, NEPTUNE, ATLANTIS & POSEIDON. In addition, the book examines contemporary stories behind the AMERICA'S CUP as well as the ill fated 1979 FASTNET RACE. There is so much more packed into this little book than just names, & it is a welcome addition to one's library to be read again & again. This is the first of many BOATING MADE SIMPLE SERIES books produced by THE CENTER PRESS, ISBN 0-9626888-2-7 $10.95 paperback/144 pgs. 5 3/8" x 8 3/8". Distributed by Login Publishers Consortium, Ingrams, Bookpeople or other fine distributors. Or call THE CENTER PRESS (818) 879-0854, FAX (818) 879-0806.

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Susan Artof has a Masters in Psychology and sailed for over 25 years in Marina Del Rey spending many years as a junior program chairman at DRYC and eventually a yacht club commodore of Westlake Yacht Club. Susan has worked with junior programs of clubs throughout Southern California and is recognized for her expertise in program management. In addition, she taught psychology at Santa Monica College for 23 years. But what makes her an expert in junior sailing, is that she is a parent of two sailors and has watched from the docks as her children mastered the sport feeling the same mixture of pride and anxiety as any reader of this book. Ms. Artof is also the author of the popular book Boat Naming Made Simple: The Complete Book.

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