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May 01 , 2011

A Sail and Tale of an Emotional Rescue


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Coastal Cruising at its best…A first hand viewpoint from the cockpit!

A Sail and Tale
Of an
Emotional Rescue

Part l and 2

Thoughts of a sailor back on land with an assignment in life…
An untold Story

Part 3

“A Final Destination in Mind”… “A tell all”… coming soon

By Samuel Phillis

Sailing yachtsman, beware of Murphy and his law!

Book description, Book Reviews and Current Press Release

A full color picture gift book, ideal as a coffee table pride and a good read “Some say a page turner”

Men will brave them selves through rough seas of the Atlantic and life, somewhat a metaphor of life...Written for the wannabes, novice and seasoned boater. Even non-boaters…Or even for those looking for a “new slice within life” and want to master something new…… that they never dared before……….

Boating is a hobby that reflects much of life. Everyone has their own boat to sail. Their destination and route is their own choosing, but we all sail on unpredictable waters that are not under our command. Sam Phillis’s A Sail and Tale of an Emotional Rescue is a book of a man’s adventurous voyage over seas and through life.

A Sail and Tale of an Emotional Rescue chronicles the thrilling and dramatic experiences of author Sam Phillis and his 30-foot Catalina Yacht and sailing sloop named the Emotional Rescue. Phillis initially preferred the safe enclosure of freshwater, but some dramatic events in his life, and the distant crashing waves of the Atlantic seawater, compelled him to set sail down the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and near shore on the Atlantic Ocean. Through many tribulations on ocean and in life, Phillis emerges to tell his amazing tales of daily survival.

A Sail and Tale of an Emotional Rescue is a factual and humorous narrative of a seasoned recreational sailor with thirty years and thirteen thousand miles of sailing and boating experience. This book makes an excellent gift and enjoyable reading for avid recreational sailors and those wanting to leave their dormant shores of life for adventure.

Some Book Reviews of Interest:

Every now and then at Savannah Connect we come across a book so unique, so individualistic, so off-the hook that it makes us smile. Sam Phillis’s book is such a book! ………. A glorious hodge-podge of an account of his voyages off the Eastern Seaboard..…Phillis’s book is hectic, a deeply personal memoir of one man’s struggle, depicted by his efforts to tame the sea almost single-handed, although a cancer patient, and a self-professed bipolar sufferer, along with going through a divorce……. Sam writes with a funny, engaging writing style and a great eye for photocomposition. ……A Sail and Tale of an Emotional Rescue takes you on what is sometimes literally a whirlwind tour of the Intracoastal Waterways and points offshore…the book is much like the author himself: warm, engaging and somewhat chaotic (there is not just one “ending” but multiple closures and endings…. …..It’s a book that despite its many minor flaws, will no doubt remind you of your own personal voyages, large and small….. Most of all, in a publishing word full of self-important, “literary” tomes of questionable human value, Phillis’s memoir is quite a breath of fresh air in your own sail. Jim M. Editor and Chief

“I honestly didn’t know what to think or what I’d find the first time I set down to read Sam’s “Sail and Tale of an Emotional Rescue”. But the more I read, the more delighted and curious I was. I found it hard to put down once I got started and felt I was along with him in the cockpit.”- Dennis N. - Reader and CEO

“It seems like Sam writes with an interested “stream of consciousness” and tells it like it really is. He will surely hold your attention and make you ask yourself, What's next”? Seems like he expanded the story in print, by adding the color pictures, but failed to express the meanings behind each shot related to a specific story. For as I know, a picture is worth another 1000 words. Where are the other stories? Maybe he will explain in his next book? More please- Suzie M. - Travel Agent

“Sam provides an unvarnished account of two coastal and Intracoastal sailing adventures, Sharing the pit falls and landfalls within his book”. “We all are dreaming about when we will do it, where we will do it, how we will do it and with whom we will do it with.” Sam is not the first to escape to the coast by boat, but the first to write about it after leaving the Charlotte Lake Norman area.” -Chip Richardson, Lake Norman Times

“Just a note to say we at the RSMAS Library, here in Miami enjoy having your book, A Sail and Tale of an Emotional Rescue in our collection. We have many materials on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterways; charts, sailing directions, lights list and alike, but your work provides an informal commentary which complements our technical sources. In addition, many of our faculty, staff and students are sailors themselves and greatly appreciate your narrative”. – Helen D. Albertson, PH.D at RSMAS (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library- U of Miami. The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric studies.

“The book is beautifully done and everyone seems to be enthused about the book at the signing event”. - Charlotte M- Hallmark Store.

A book to be enjoyed by readers interested in boating, sailing, adventure, the outdoors, travel and challenges of the wilderness or about life itself. For readers who want to observe others as they overcome challenges and confrontations, especially engaged in by the captain and crew. The story also provides a guided ecological tour along coastal waterways and is uniquely crafted to interact with the reader’s nautical knowledge, level of experiences and personal opinions. Written with an attempt to deliberately take some of the seriousness out of yachting, as well as to include some nautical nonsense. In addition, several stories are left wide open, consequently allowing readers to draw their own conclusions.

The central theme of this story is the tale of two separate, but similar journeys aboard a 30-foot sailing sloop named Emotional Rescue. Both journeys took place 13 months apart. Heading south from Little River, SC to Charleston, and St. Augustine, Florida and then to Miami was the float plan and goal.

Most often, Sam Phillis sailed solo and sometimes with a crew, confronting and clashing with adversities associated with boating and yachting within unfamiliar waterways and during personal " bad times" and challenging the issues of life. A Sail and Tale of an Emotional Rescue incorporates scenarios
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