Penelope Down East

Penelope Down East

Cruising Adventures in an Engineless Catboat Along the World's Most Beautiful Coast

by W. R. Cheney

Published by: Breakaway Books

240 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781621240181
  • Published: September 2015


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Penelope Down East is a collection of stories about cruising a twenty-two-foot gaff-rigged catboat—with no auxiliary engine—all along the coast of Maine, bucking tremendous tides, riding the fickle winds, glorying in the most gorgeous, rugged seacoast imaginable, and often winding up in unforeseen places at the end of each day. W.R. Cheney is a cheerful guide to the joys and frustrations of engineless cruising, and the heightened sailing skills needed to do it. Not just a Maine title, Penelope Down East will appeal to small-boat sailors and cruisers everywhere.