Amidst today’s tales of high-tech yacht design and the pros battling it out in seemingly impossible conditions, Second Wind is the gorgeously simple story of a man who loves two things: his boat and his family. A former Sunfish champion and author of the bestseller Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick begins his memoir years later when he is landbound, working and raising his two kids while the boat rots in the backyard. In a way that will be achingly familiar to anyone who’s ever sat at their desk and dreamed of the sailing of their youth, Philbrick decides to return to the water. With his family in tow, he sets his sights on the 1993 Sunfish North Americans. Heartwarming, honest and above all relatable, Second Wind is a story of family and love for a sport that transcends age.
Penguin Books, $17