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- Tracks Publishing 2001; US$ 9.99
This beginner?s sailing instructional guide covers both monohull and catamaran sailing with an emphasis on basic technique, safety, and fun. Skipping complicated sailing jargon that can stymie most novices, this book goes straight to the very basic questions, such as How do I leave the dock? and Where are the brakes? Technique and simple theory... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
Not Without Hope is the true story of the headline-making tragedy that took the lives of three football players: NFL stars Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith, and Will Bleakley from the University of South Florida. Told by the sole survivor of the ill-fated fishing trip, Nick Schuyler, with New York Times bestselling author and sports journalist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95
Breaking down the complicated concepts of speed, acceleration, torque, fluid mechanics, and surface physics, Physics of Sailing provides a lively, easily accessible introduction to the basic science underlying the sport of sailing. It illustrates the many ways physics can be used to understand the principles of sailboat propulsion and how a scientific... more...
- Tin House Books 2010; US$ 16.95
River House is one young woman?s story about returning home to her family?s ranch and, with the help of her father, building a log house on the property. Sarahlee Lawrence grew up in remote central Oregon and spent her days dreaming about leaving her small town for world adventures. An avid river rafter through adolescence, by the age of twenty-one,... more...
- Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.00
In the tradition of Into Thin Air and The Perfect Storm , an intensely gripping account of the round-the-world single-handed yacht race that claimed the life of Canadian sailor Gerry Roufs in a make-or-break dash through 12,000 miles of terror in the Southern Ocean. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 11.41
Robin Knox-Johnston said it could be suicidal. The head of the Royal Yachting Association told him not to go. Mike Perham ignored them and in August 2009, at the age of just 17 years, 5 months and 11 days, became the youngest person to have sailed solo around the world. Sailing the Dream tells the story of that amazing voyage, a 9-month... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 27.11
In 1968, the Sunday Times organised the Golden Globe race - an incredible test of endurance never before attempted - a round the world yacht race that must be completed single-handed and non-stop, going into port for repairs or supplies would mean disqualification. This remarkable challenge inspired the daring to enter - with or without... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 36.99
A fascinating look at the 2008 Harvard Varsity Crew Team and the university?s legendary history of accomplished rowers The Eight is a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look at a group of young men who have given up nearly everything to transform themselves into the best team possible at arguably the world?s most venerable rowing institution,... more...
- Marlor Press 2009; US$ 4.95
A good-humored guide to the many idiosyncrasies of boats and boaters, this offbeat guide explains, with the help of whimsical drawings, topics such as how to use the head, understanding marine dress codes and etiquette, surviving seasickness, finding the ideal boat, and perfecting the art of romance while at sea. From making sense of salty sayings... more...
- Headline 2010; US$ 22.85
Pete Goss became a national and international hero when he rescued French yachtsman Raphael Dinelli as his boat sank beneath him in the round-the-world single-handed sailing race, the Vendee Globe, on Christmas Day 1996. In doing so Pete scuppered his own chances in the race but was awarded theLegion d'Honneur by France's president and made a friend... more...