3. “Hard a' Lee”

Why the Work of Sailing Can Be Great Fun

  1. Fritz Allhoff
  1. Crista Lebens

Published Online: 11 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118336465.ch3

Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

How to Cite

Lebens, C. (2012) “Hard a' Lee”, in Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail (ed F. Allhoff), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118336465.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2012

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Patrick Goold

Series Editor Information

  1. Virginia Wesleyan College, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671856

Online ISBN: 9781118336465

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Keywords:

  • work of sailing, and why it can be such great fun;
  • the sailor in the real, as a real-life existentialist facing the void;
  • sailing as a human endeavor, enriching the inner life;
  • sailing a C-Scow boat, and those on X-class, E-class, and J-class;
  • judging wind's direction/strength for a safe and good sail;
  • solo ocean-crossing sailors and existentialist reflections;
  • cruising, the fun part beginning with cheerleaders

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Preparing the Boat to Sail

  • Casting Off

  • Some Existentialist Reflections

  • Cruising

  • The Social Dimensions of Sailing

  • “Hard a' Lee” or Coming About

  • Sailing Close-Hauled

  • Noticing the “Presence of the Absence” (Heavy Sailing Ahead)

  • The Broad Reach

  • Practical Wisdom

  • Capsizing

  • Human Experience

  • Returning to the Pier

  • Pleasure, Elegance, and Truth

  • Final Tasks