Tall Ship Sailor

by Dan Hayden



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/14/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781663224040
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781663224033

About the Book

To a regular passerby, the ship seemed as if it was a lonesome thing, abandoned and forgotten. The disarray of normally taut lines and sheets that hung loosely from their spars suggested the ship had been inactive and somewhat neglected. A traditionally active sailing vessel, normally full of human activity, was now quiet and dormant, aching for action and people to occupy her decks. The wind from the busy harbor whistled by her wooden masts and through her hundreds of lines making an eerie sound. The gentle rocking of the ship creaked in unison as the waves lapped against the wharf’s old wooden piers. The Defiant waited. Soon there would be an opportunity.

About the Author

Dan Hayden has always been an avid outdoorsman, with sailing as his favorite activity. He was introduced to the sport at the tender age of ten and gradually worked his way up through several different boat designs and classes. His first sailboat was a one-masted Styrofoam hull with only 110 square feet of sail. Through the years he graduated to larger sailboats and finally to racing Sunfish class boats. Eventually, Dan experienced the Daysailer class on Long Island Sound, where he entertained several invitations to crew and race the larger Atlantic class sailboats. Dan remains a recreational class sailor and accompanies his sons and grandson, Noah on weekend sailing excursions. He lives in southwestern Massachusetts with his life partner and companion, Laurie.