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  • Atlantic Adventureby Francis Chichester

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.44

    In June 1962 Francis Chichester set out from Plymouth once again to cross the Atlantic single-handed in his 13-ton yacht, Gipsy Moth III, in an attempt to beat the 40-day record he set up himself in 1960. He succeeded, and knocked nearly a week off his previous time. Chichester also made history on his voyage by keeping in daily contact with Britain... more...

  • The Auld Mugby Len Paterson

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    In the spring and summer of 2007, off the coast of Valencia, the 32nd challenge for the America's Cup was sailed; possibly yachting's oldest continuously contested trophy, and often referred to in the purple press as 'Yachting's Holy Grail'. It attracted yachts from all over the world with the 12 syndicates involved spending millions of dollars on... more...

  • The Auld Mugby Len Paterson

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    In the spring and summer of 2007, off the coast of Valencia, the 32nd challenge for the America's Cup was sailed; possibly yachting's oldest continuously contested trophy, and often referred to in the purple press as 'Yachting's Holy Grail'. It attracted yachts from all over the world with the 12 syndicates involved spending millions of dollars on... more...

  • Sailing Essentialsby

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    Sailing Essentials is the perfect reference for yachtsmen of all levels! This illustrated guide provides sailors with everything they need to know about how to sail. Broken down into easy-to-follow, bite-sized units, Sailing Essentials takes readers through key sailing techniques-from hoisting a sail and reading charts to steering a course... more...

  • The Atlantic Sailor's Handbookby Alastair Buchan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    Based on the author's Sailing an Atlantic Circuit , this practical, how-to guide to the planning, preparation and execution of a passage is both a helpful and an inspirational book for all sailors considering an offshore or ocean passage. A vastly experienced Atlantic ocean sailor, Alastair Buchan looks in detail at three specific passages (a... more...

  • Des Pawson's Knot Craftby Des Pawson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This treasure trove of Des Pawson's personal ropecraft recipes contains projects ranging from bellropes, key fobs and fenders to mats, doorstops, knife lanyards and belts. The second edition has been expanded to include more of Des's enticing ropework projects. Along with fascinating tit bits of nautical history as background to the many projects,... more...

  • Heavy Weather Powerboatingby Hugo Montgomery-Swan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 32.99

    This book is the powerboating equivalent to Heavy Weather Sailing - the classic and bestselling sailing reference on the Adlard Coles list. Like Heavy Weather Sailing , it carries chapters on the theory of operating powerboats in rough seas as well as invaluable heavy weather experiences, and the lessons learned. Edited by Hugo Montgomery-Swan (Editor... more...

  • Pass Your Yachtmasterby David Fairhall; Mike Peyton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    The aim of this book, now revised for the 5th edition, is to help students through their shore-based Yachtmaster course. Both concise and comprehensive , this 'crammer' covers all the essentials of the RYA syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier. Throughout, the theory is set in a practical seagoing perspective. Tips on exam... more...

  • Don't Shoot the Albatross!by Jonathan Eyers

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    Sailors are a notoriously superstitious lot - even if some won't admit it. Years of taking to the water, at the mercy of uncontrollable (and sometimes deadly) forces, have led even the wisest to seek ways of influencing the gods or fate. From bad omens and odd rituals to lucky tokens and forbidden words, the superstitions of the sea are legion. Many... more...

  • The Knot Bibleby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 26.99

    The complete and definitive bible of knots for seafarers. Featuring all the knots, hitches, bends, splices, whipping and decorative knotwork that you would find on a boat, this comprehensive bible of knots will help those who go to sea master every knot they will need. Over 200 knots are scored for strength, reliability, ease of tying (and untying)... more...