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  • Salt, Sweat, Tearsby Adam Rackley

    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...

  • Jack Tar and the Baboon Watchby Frank Lanier

    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...

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

    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...

  • 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...