Cooke, Francis B. Weekend Yachting. Second Edition. 1948. Book and dust jacket are both in very good minus condition—book shows discolored endpapers, foxing to the page edges, and a musty scent; jacket shows small and a faded spine. This is an attractive copy of a title nearly impossible to find in dust jacket. Illustrations by Archie White.
The author of this book is not to be confused with the other Francis Cooke who also sailed. That Francis was a passenger on the Mayflower. His object was to escape religious persecution. This Francis wanted only to get away from the rat race (and perhaps skip church on Sundays). As such, there is charm—aplomb even. There are many illustrations and foldout diagrams.
“One of the best features of yachting is that the amount of pleasure you get from it is not necessarily governed by what you spend.”
--Francis B. Cooke