Westsail the World

A Collection of Almost True Sea Stories as Told by Westsail Owners and Ex-Owners. Selected and Edited by Bud Taplin

by Bud Taplin

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Westsail the World

A Collection of Almost True Sea Stories as Told by Westsail Owners and Ex-Owners. Selected and Edited by Bud Taplin

by Bud Taplin

Published Jun 10, 2016
323 Pages
Genre: SPORTS & RECREATION / Boating



 

Book Details

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 and specifications, presuming that sailboat buyers were knowledgeable enough to translate the specifications into which boat 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. Boy, did they make a success of the concept. Over 1100 cruising sailboats were delivered in less than ten years.

 

Book Excerpt

I was asked to try to remember how Westsail started, and what my involvement was in the grand scheme of things, so I will try to put it down in this book. Especially since it has been over forty years since those days.

 

About the Author

Bud Taplin

The stories in this book were collected and edited by Bud Taplin because of his long history with Westsail boats. Beginning in 1972, he was hired to supervise the construction of the Westsail 32 sailboats, and did that for over two years. With his intimate knowledge of the Westsail sailboats, it was appropriate that he pulled together this collection of stories of these sailboats to preserve the history of this beloved boat. Proceeds from the sale of this book are being contributed to help maintain the Westsail Owners Association.