"Salter writes with engaging affection, good humour and knowledge. Nobody tells a yachting yarn betterÃ¢Â€Â - Sir James Hardy OBE This is a book about the excitement of sailing. The characters, the adventures, the disasters - and the quiet little drink afterwards. No sport generates more anecdotes than ocean racing. It's a world rich in bizarre incidents, outrageous behaviour, intense camaraderie and engaging humour Yachting yarns are the wellspring of a unique folklore that stretches back more than a century. All Piss and Wind celebrates that free-wheeling, larrikin spirit. The author, David Salter, is Australia's leading columnist and feature writer on the sport of offshore sailing. Salter draws on a treasure-trove of stories and lifetime of personal involvement. He provides a first hand, deck-eye view of a world where the line between fun and survival can be perilously thin. All Piss and Wind carries the conviction of experience and the authority of knowledge - all enlivened by the author's sure ear for humour.
David Salter is a veteran television producer, journalist and author. He wrote for The Bulletin and Daily Telegraph, produced This Day Tonight, worked in US and UK television, has been Head of Sport for both Channel 7 and ABC-TV, wrote and directed the Logie-winning This Fabulous Century series, was Executive Producer of Media Watch and writes regularly on media matters for The Australian. He is the co-author of the best-selling Breaking Ranks, an eyewitness account of the HMAS Voyager disaster and its aftermath.
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