"Westsail the World" - The Book
is now available for sale.

Why a Westsail?

  • To Pioneer the Oceans...
  • To Live aboard the Sea...
  • To Weather the Storm...
  • To Reward Yourself...
  • To Get to Know Your Family...
  • To Live a Different Kind of Life...
  • No Matter What you Earn...
  • To Join the Westsail Family...

Overview

These powerful words brought a new type of cruising sailboat to market in the early 1970s. For years it had been understood that sailboats were more an emotional purchase than a rational one. Yet most companies advertised facts and specifications, presuming that sailboat buyers were knowledgeable enough to translate specifications into what fulfilled their dreams.

Westsail made no such presumption and became the first company to put the facts about their boats and the emotional appeal of sailing together in sweet harmony. And boy, did they make a success of the concept. Over 1100 cruising sailboats were delivered in less than ten years.

The stories in this book of the history of the company, the owners association, owners building, cruising, racing, and even sailing mishaps were collected and edited by Bud Taplin because of his long history with Westsail boats, beginning in 1972 when he was hired to supervise the construction of the first four Westsail 32 sailboats for the newly formed Westsail Corporation.

Chapters Included

  • Drawings and Pictures of the Westsail Boats
  • Westsail History
  • Why a Westsail
  • Westsail Owners Association
  • Westsail Owners Boatbuilding
  • Maintaining a Westsail
  • Westsail Cruising Stories
  • Racing a Westsail
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Sailing Mishaps
  • Memories and Emotions
  • Tributes
  • Appendix

Author Information

Bud Taplin The stories in this book were collected and edited by Bud Taplin because of his long history with Westsail boats. Beginning in 1972, he was hired to supervise the construction of the Westsail 32 sailboats, and did that for over two years. With his intimate knowledge of the Westsail sailboats, it was appropriate that he pulled together this collection of stories of these sailboats to preserve the history of this beloved boat. Proceeds from the sale of this book are being contributed to help maintain the Westsail Owners Association.

Proceeds from the sale of this book are being contributed to help maintain the Westsail Owners Association.

Books are now available for $24.95, with free shipping in the US. Contact me with your mailing address and I will send out a copy. You can mail a check, or use a credit card, or PayPal. Your choice. Contact me at bud@westsail.com



Contact Bud at bud@westsail.com, by phone at 714-549-9331, or by mail at:
Westsail Parts Company
898 W 16th St
Newport Beach, CA 92663