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- Birlinn 2013; US$ 14.57
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut' - Ernest Hemingway Over a boozy Sunday lunch, flatmates James Adair and Ben Stenning made a promise to row across the ocean. At first they considered the Pacific, then the Atlantic, but once James Cracknell and Ben Fogle completed the high-profile Atlantic Rowing... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95
Inspiring and exciting, Adamss memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 11.36
Knife-edge decisions, adrenalin rushes, extreme weather, bitter rivalries, heart-stopping races - they are all in a day's work for Ben Ainslie. Against all odds, in the London 2012 Olympics Ben Ainslie thrillingly won a fourth successive gold medal, making him the greatest ever Olympic sailor and a British hero, chosen from many to... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 48.00
Finding one’s way with a map is a relatively recent phenomenon. In premodern times, maps were used, if at all, mainly for planning journeys in advance, not for guiding travelers on the road. With the exception of navigational sea charts, the use of maps by travelers only became common in the modern era; indeed, in the last two hundred years,... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 19.95
This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99
Following in the Yachting Monthly paperback series ( Confessions , Further Confessions , etc) this book is based on a popular run of articles over the last eight years in Yachting Monthly , in which navigational and seamanship problems are posed and the highly respected author (former RYA Training Manager Bill Anderson) gives his opinion on the... more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 10.95
For readers who relish the image of clinging to a sinking makeshift raft while fighting off sword-wielding and delirious mutineers wrenching the last cask of water from a sailor's sun-scorched hands (while sharks circle in famished anticipation), Shipwrecked! Adventures and Disasters at Sea is an irresistible read. A heady voyage through human suffering... more...
- Dundurn 2007; US$ 16.99
Beginning with the first sailboat on the lakes through the naval battles of the War of 1812 to the demise of commercial sail, Don Bamford combines his lifelong passion for sailing with his love of history to create this richly illustrated history of sail on the Great Lakes ? a first ever comprehensive account. more...
- Patagonia Books 2013; US$ 9.95
Christian Beamish, a former editor at The Surfer?s Journal, envisioned a low-tech, self-reliant exploration for surf along the coast of North America, using primarily clothes and instruments available to his ancestors, and the 18-foot boat he would build by hand in his garage. How the vision met reality – and how the two came to shape each other –... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 40.00
The passagemaking bible updated to help you live yourlong-distance voyaging dreams. First published in 1975, Robert Beebe’s Voyaging Under Power revolutionized long-distance cruising, encouraging powerboaters to enjoy what was once exclusive to sailboats and their crews: crossing oceans to exotic, interesting, and beautiful places in comfort... more...