The World's Worst Sailor: Still Alive to Tell the Tale (Paperback)
S.D. "Doc" Regan, writer of maritime and nautical affairs, ineptly taught himself to sail upon his retirement as a professor and university dean. His original dinghy provided ample opportunity to capsize, founder on rocks, end up on the lee shore, and embarrass the alleged scholar in front of large crowds. Despite his scholarly papers and books, Doc sardonically proffers a humorous voyage through his trials and tribulations manning the helm. Described as the "worst sailor still alive to tell the tale", Doc and his dinghy, ZONONA, and his West Wight Potter, GENNY SEA, have plied the lakes, rivers, and ponds of Iowa and Minnesota creating an inundation of laughable experiences. Boat builders and skilled sailors shake their heads and mutter that no one is THAT stupid. Always considered a bit of a class clown, Regan has baffled nuns, teachers, professors, and academia with his humor and self-deprecation. He has regaled many dock-side bars with his hilarity and wit as well as university gatherings. He is often sought as a speaker, especially by military and veteran groups. Doc has written "In Bitter Tempest: the biography of Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher", "Pioneering Spirit: the history of Upper Iowa University", and multitude of naval historical articles ironically because his doctorate and specialty is educational psychology to which he has written two dozen professional papers.