London: The Bodley Head, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. (1982). Octavo, blue cloth, gilt, in pictorial jacket. 245pp. Illustrated with photographs and charts in black and white. Illustrated endpapers. Very good in very good jacket. Foreword by H. G. "Blondie" Hasler. Very good / very good. Item #13456
From the library of Maine sailboat designer Dick Newick, and with a note card in his hand on his stationery about the author of the foreword, "Blondie" Hasler. The note card reads, " 'Blondie' Hasler was a royal Marine Commando who, among other things, did a kayak raid on the German submarine pens near San Nazaire (?) France in WWII. We got to know and like him." Also included are a brochure about Newick's "Mocking Bird" sailboat and a plan of it.