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  • Phoenix from the Ashesby Justin Tyers

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    'We didn't want to be wiping porridge off the walls - we wanted places no rougher than a farm pond. The silence in these places was complete - so much so that we found ourselves speaking in whispers.' Many sailors dream of a quiet life living aboard a classic yacht. Few reach that dream following the same path as Justin Ruthven-Tyers and his wife.... more...

  • Can Squid Fly?by Tony Rice

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Using the same question and answer format of his highly successful first book Do Whales Get the Bends? , marine expert Tony Rice sets out to answer another selection of general interest questions about the sea, sea life and man's relationship with the oceans. Questions tackled in this book include: * Did the Mediterranean once dry up? * What... more...

  • Pacific Odysseyby Gwenda Cornell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    The South Pacific Islands conjure dreams of romantic charm and escape from the pressures of modern life - but is this a true picture of real life on the Islands today? Gwenda Cornell sailed to these Islands to discover the quality of life, history and culture of the peoples who inhabit these remote and beautiful places. Sailing with her family on... more...

  • Pass Your Day Skipperby David Fairhall; Mike Peyton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Both concise and comprehensive, this out-and-out 'crammer' covers all the essentials of the RYA Day Skipper syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier and now updated and expanded for the fifth edition. Since the first edition was published, Pass Your Day Skipper has helped thousands of students through their shorebased Day Skipper... more...

  • What Now Skipper?by Bill Anderson; Chris Beeson

    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...

  • A World of My Ownby Robin Knox-Johnston

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili , a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at her helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili , paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered and brown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudder head,... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Boatwordsby Denny Desoutter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Over 1500 nautical terms are explained in this accessible and down to earth glossary aimed at the layman. Covering all areas of boating (sail and power, official bodies, regulations, etc), it uses practical examples to bring the meanings alive, and helpful line drawings to explain technical points. It includes definitions of different materials and... more...

  • The Trouble with Old Boatsby Adrian Morgan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Drawn from the best of Adrian Morgan's entertaining columns musing on the world of traditional boats and the joys of building, sailing and working on them, here is his long-awaited bunkside read. Billed as a 'zen and the art of wooden boatbuilding', it will resonate with classic boat enthusiasts everywhere. Illustrated with evocative watercolour paintings... more...

  • Where the Ocean Meets the Skyby Crispin Latymer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    'Nobody grows old living a number of years; people grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.' When Crispin Latymer hit 50 he had a 'What now?' moment - and decided he wanted to sail the Atlantic solo. But he was no intrepid adventurer - Latymer was an ordinary sailor, used to cruising... more...

  • Yachting Monthly's Confessionsby Paul Gelder; Mike Peyton; Mike Peyton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    This is a wonderful cherry-picked collection of humiliating misadventures from the enduringly popular Confessional column of Yachting Monthly magazine. For over 25 years, yachtsmen have clamoured to tell the world about their most embarrassing exploits and their most shameful blunders, and the cream of the crop are collected together here in... more...