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Foreword: The Craft and the Mystery viii John Rousmaniere The Philosophical Sailor: An Introduction to Sailing ? Philosophy for Everyone xiv Patrick Goold Acknowledgments xxiii PART 1 PASSING THROUGH PAIN AND FEAR IN THE PLACE OF PERPETUAL UNDULATION 1 1 Ships of Wood and Men of Iron: Voyaging the Old-Fashioned Way and Seeking Meaning in Adversity 3 Jack Stillwaggon 2 Winning Philosophy: Developing Patience, Inner Strength, and an Eye for the Good Lanes 12 Gary Jobson 3 "Hard a' Lee": Why the Work of Sailing Can Be Great Fun 23 Crista Lebens 4 Solo Sailing as Spiritual Practice: A Phenomenology of Mastery and Failure at Sea 36 Richard Hutch PART 2 THE MEANING OF THE BOAT THREE SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT 47 5 Buddha?s Boat: The Practice of Zen in Sailing 49 James Whitehill 6 Freedom of the Seas: The Stoic Sailor 61 Gregory Bassham and Tod Bassham 7 Sailors of the Third Kind: Sailing and Self-Becoming in the Shadow of Heraclitus 72 Steven Horrobin PART 3 BEAUTY AND OTHER AESTHETIC ASPECTS OF THE SAILING EXPERIENCE 83 8 What the Race to Mackinac Means 85 Nicholas Hayes 9 Sailing, Flow, and Fulfillment 96 Steve Matthews 10 On the Crest of the Wave: The Sublime, Tempestuous, Graceful, and Existential Facets of Sailing 109 Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza, Luisa Gagliardini Graca, and Jose Angel Jauregui-Olaiz 11 Navigating What Is Valuable and Steering a Course in Pursuit of Happiness 122 Jesse Steinberg and Michael Stuckart PART 4 PHYSICS AND METAPHYSICS FOR THE PHILOSOPHICAL SAILOR 133 12 Do You Have to Be (an) Einstein to Understand Sailing? 135 Sebastian Kuhn 13 Paradoxes of Sailing: The Physics of Sailing and the Import of Thought Experiments 148 John D. Norton 14 The Necessity of Sailing: Of Gods, Fate, and the Sea 164 Tamar M. Rudavsky and Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody 15 The Channel: An Old Drama by Which the Soul of a Healthy Man is Kept Alive 176 Hilaire Belloc Notes on Contributors 180

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Editor Patrick Goold is Associate Professor of Philosophy atVirginia Wesleyan College. His current research focuses on definingrationality. He is co-editor with Steven Emmanuel of the Blackwellanthology Modern Philosophy from Descartes to Nietzsche.Patrick is passionate about sailing, and, in addition tomaintaining a small daysailer and a cruising boat of his own,frequently crews on the boats of others. The bays and sounds ofVirginia and North Carolina are his home waters but he has sailedthe length of the East Coast of the United States from Hilton Headto Long Island Sound, made a Bermuda crossing, done club racing inBrittany, and cruised in the Lesser Antilles. Series Editor Fritz Allhoff is an Associate Professor in the Philosophydepartment at Western Michigan University, as well as a seniorresearch fellow at the Australian National University sCentre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. In additionto editing the Philosophy for Everyone series, he is alsothe volume editor or co-editor for several titles, includingWine and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), Whiskey andPhilosophy (with Marcus P. Adams, Wiley, 2009), and Food andPhilosophy (with Dave Monroe, Wiley-Blackwell,2007). His academic research interests engage variousfacets of applied ethics, ethical theory, and the history andphilosophy of science.

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I highly recommend the wisdom filled and engaging book Sailing- Philosophy For Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why WeSail edited by Patrick Goold, to any students who studyphilosophy, students of any disciplines, practicing sailors, oranyone interested in the great and timeless questions posed byphilosophy since the beginning of time. This book is one that youwill return to for inspiration, wisdom, and solace again andagain. ( Blog Business World , 2 February2013) I highly recommend the wisdom filled and engaging book Sailing- Philosophy For Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why WeSail edited by Patrick Goold, to any students who studyphilosophy, students of any disciplines, practicing sailors, oranyone interested in the great and timeless questions posed byphilosophy since the beginning of time. This book is one that youwill return to for inspiration, wisdom, and solace again andagain. ( MoneyTalks , 3 February 2013) Edited by a professor of philosophy and with a (verygood) foreword by yachting writer John Rousmaniere, this essaycollection probes why we sail and what we can learn fromit. ( Classic Boat , 1 October2012)

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