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Jim Lynch, Before the Wind
The Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center
Tacoma, WA
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The Tacoma Branch of The Mountaineers presents an evening with Jim Lynch, author of the book "Before the Wind".  Set on the Salish Sea, the book hops from racing dinghy to boat yard to big boat racecourse in a string of events all local sailors will relate to, culminating in the Johannssen family's entry in the Swiftsure classic.

From Practical Sailor's review; "Based in the Pacific Northwest, the narrative is told from the perspective of Joshua Johannssen, who has been surrounded by sailboats all of his life....Gracefully navigating between past and present, Lynch charts the changing tides of the Johannssen family. Before the Wind, a cautionary tale of obsession and its price, is one of those impossible-to-put-down books that make ideal summer reading."

If you want to read more about Before the Wind, Jim Lynch, and other books he has written, visit his website at www.jimlynchbooks.com  Make sure and watch the YouTube video at the upper left of his home page for lots of local sailing scenes.

This is a free event, but donations are accepted.  Donations go to the Tacoma Branch Sailing Committee and help us improve our sailing classes.  To learn more about the classes we offer, visit mountaineers.org.

Seating is limited to 120 people.  There will be a chance to meet the author and get your copy of the book signed after Jims talk.
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The Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center (View)
2302 N. 30th St.
Tacoma, WA 98403
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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