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- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98
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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 16.00
Was the Titanic doomed because of its name? Can you really "swallow the anchor"? Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch is a collection of unusual, nautical-based phrases and trivia tidbits for Jack Tars* and landlubbers** alike. Author and mariner Frank Lanier began to compile these entries while serving in the Coast Guard; they were included in the... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 24.00
"The design and tactical battles that led to the most exciting America?s Cup in history are laid out in meticulous detail in Winging It: Oracle Team USA?s Incredible Comeback to Defend The America?s Cup . Written by three veteran sailing journalists, Winging It provides an insider?s look at the professional sailing business and the America?s Cup,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99
Skippers and crew have very different agenda, and nowhere does it become more evident than in their secret innermost - but not very often expressed - thoughts about the other. This brilliantly original humour giftbook has two beginnings. Opened one way it sends up skippers (from the crew's point of view). Flipped over and opened the other way it sends... more...