New Street Nautical Audio Publishes Thrilling Anthology of Great Marine Journalism by Herb McCormick

GONE TO THE SEA ... A beautifully produced audio edition of the best prose from one of the world's most acclaimed yachting writers.
The best of the best nautical literature in audio format.
The best of the best nautical literature in audio format.
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NEWPORT, R.I. - May 30, 2014 - PRLog -- Cruising World Senior Editor and former New York Times yachting correspondent Herb McCormick has sailed over 75,000 offshore miles including the historic Around the Americas expedition via the Northwest Passage and Cape Horn. An award-winning journalist, he has earned the NMMA Director's Award and the BoatUS Monk Farnham Award, and his work has received numerous first place prizes from Boating Writers International. He lives in Newport, Rhode Island with his daughter Maggie. Herb is also the author of As Long As It's Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey, available from New Street Nautical Audio.

McCormick has been chronicling his adventures and travels for more than three decades. Gone to the Sea comprises an anthology of his best profiles and articles, including first-person accounts of sailing in such classic events as the Sydney-Hobart Race and rounding Cape Horn.

Expertly narrated by Ward Paxton, the audio edition of Gone to the Sea runs ten hours, 39 minutes ... and is available from Audible, Amazon and iTunes.

Critical Praise:

"This anthology of Herb's best writing is a perfect mix of racing stories and cruising tales, tragic failures and comic encounters. No journalist can spin a story better than Herb McCormick." - Jimmy Cornell

"The stories are vintage McCormick - hilarious, poignant, rollicking and absolutely beautifully written." - Bernadette Bernon, consulting editor, Boat U.S. Magazine

"What I treasure most in the book are the warm portraits of friends and friendships ... and [McCormick's] exuberant ability to render on the page the life of a veteran wharf rat and expert sailor." - Jonathan Raban, author of Passage to Juneau, Coasting, others

"What happens out there, over the rim of the world, almost always results in some kind of epic story of human aspiration, be it achievement or the tragic unraveling of a dream. No one now writing about the sea appreciates this more acutely than Herb McCormick." - Peter Nichols, author of Sea Change, A Voyage for Madmen, others

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