Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-09-2011, 15:08   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Augusta, GA
Boat: Catalina 25 Tall Rig
Posts: 44
I Could Use a Hand With An Assignment

For an English class at the university, we have started writing our semester project, an Ethnography, which is the study of people within their own culture. We could choose any culture or group of people to write about. I have chosen to write about "Modern Explorers" and broken that down into a few subcultures. One being long distance sailing. I have been given permission to use this forum as a source in some of my research about the culture.

Things I need learn about the sailing culture would be things like, common practices, preparation, gear, things you need like water, power, etc.
What type of people these ocean sailors tend to be...really anything that defines the culture of long distance offshore sailing.

I am a sailor myself and usually don't go offshore (the farthest I have been is 10miles out) and tend to race more regattas around the southeast.

I am trying to find this information to support my paper and would be greatly appreciative if anyone can point me in the right direction.

Thanks,

Jack
__________________

__________________
laxaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2011, 15:21   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
S/V Antares's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Annapolis, Bahamas
Boat: 1983 Gulfstar 36
Posts: 1,249
Images: 1
re: I Could Use a Hand With An Assignment

Great subject, I am sure there are many long distance voyagers here. I would suggest you also read up on some of the earlier "Modern" voyagers starting with Robert Manry on Tinkerbell , Tania Abby and other singlehanders. Keep us in the loop and good luck with the study.
__________________

__________________
Will & Muffin
Lucy the dog

"Yes, well.. perhaps some more wine" (Julia Child)
S/V Antares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2011, 16:10   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
re: I Could Use a Hand With An Assignment

See "Ocean cruising: a study of affirmative deviance"
http://researchrepository.murdoch.ed.../2/01Front.pdf

Or ➥ http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/172/

And
Psychology of sailing
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2011, 16:26   #4
Registered User
 
Khagan1227's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kansas City, MO
Boat: In the hunt again, unknown
Posts: 1,330
re: I Could Use a Hand With An Assignment

Lin and Larry Pardey occasionally post on here as well. They would be a terrific source.
Khagan1227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2011, 15:24   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Texas
Boat: Looking, looking, Looking
Posts: 89
Images: 1
re: I Could Use a Hand With An Assignment

Quote:
Originally Posted by GordMay View Post
Wow, why can't I be on that dissertation defense committee. i might actually read the thing!
__________________
fbchristo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:29.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.