Westsail the World - the book - now on sale.

  • June 26, 2016 12:44 PM
    Message # 4102837
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    “Westsail the World” book now available for sale

    Why a Westsail

    To Pioneer the Oceans

    To Live aboard the Sea

    To Weather the Storm

    To Reward Yourself

    To Get to Know Your Family

    To Live a Different Kind of Life

    No Matter What you Earn

    To Join the Westsail Family

    Powerful words that brought a new type of cruising sailboat to market in the early 1970s.  For years it had been understood that sailboats were more an emotional purchase than a rational one.  Yet most companies advertised facts, specifications and so forth, presuming that sailboat buyers were knowledgeable enough to translate specifications into what fulfilled their dreams.

    Westsail made no such presumption and became the first company to put the facts about their boats and the emotional appeal of sailing together in sweet harmony.  And boy, did they make a success of the concept.  Over 1100 cruising sailboats were delivered in less than ten years.

    The stories in this book of the history of the company, the owners association, owners building, cruising, racing, and even sailing mishaps were collected and edited by Bud Taplin because of his long history with Westsail boats, beginning in 1972 when he was hired to supervise the construction of the first four Westsail 32 sailboats for the newly formed Westsail Corporation. 

    Proceeds from the sale of this book are being contributed to help maintain the Westsail Owners Association.

    Books are now available for $25.00 plus $3.00 mailing in the US or a total of $28.00.  Contact Bud at bud@westsail.com or 714-549-9331 or the Westsail Parts Company,  898 W,. 16th St, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

  • July 11, 2016 8:57 AM
    Reply # 4123916 on 4102837

    The pricing on the book has changed.  They are $24.95, with free shipping in the US.  Add some shipping for books mailed to Canada or overseas.  Send me your mailing address, and I will mail a copy, since I have lots in stock.  You can also order from Amazon if you want, but the cost is the same.

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