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  • The Raceby Tim Zimmermann

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 14.99

    An invigorating behind-the-scenes look at the world of extreme sailing, The Race is also a taut, engrossing account of the first running of the competition called The Race, which began on December 31, 2000, in Barcelona and ended sixty-two days later in Marseilles. The most intense event of its kind -- a nonstop circumnavigation of the globe in the... more...

  • Buehler's Backyard Boatbuildingby George Buehler

    McGraw-Hill Education 1990; US$ 25.95

    Everybody has the dream: Build a boat in the backyard and sail off to join the happy campers off Pogo Pogo, right? But how? Assuming you aren't independently wealthy, if you want a boat that's really you, you gotta build it yourself. Backyard boatbuilding has its problems. Building in fiberglass is itchy, smelly, and yields a product that yachting... more...

  • Salt, Sweat, Tearsby Adam Rackley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Fewer people have rowed across the Atlantic than have climbed Everest. Adam Rackley is among them. For 70 days he and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven metres long and two metres wide, in one of the world's most extreme environments. This is his story of adventure, endurance and self-discovery. They were following in... more...

  • Sea Trials: A Lone Sailor Races Toward Homeby Peter Bourke

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 24.00

    A poignant account that will inspire you to tackle challenging sailing endeavors as well as squarely face life's emotional challenges, finding the courage to live a fully engaged, authentic life Three years after his wife's death, Peter Bourke bought a boat--even though he had never learned to sail. In 2009, Peter entered the Oldest Singlehanded... more...

  • Winging Itby Diane Swintal; R. Steven Tsuchiya; Robert Kamins

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 24.00

    A miracle on the water Millions of sailing enthusiasts and casual fans alike watched the America?s Cup in awe as the ORACLE TEAM USA trailing one point to New Zealand?s eight, was first to the finish line in eight consecutive races. This miracle triumph left many wondering "How did they do it?" The answers come together in Winging It ,... 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...