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  • 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...

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    There were too many degrading disasters, mortifying mishaps and groan-worthy gaffes for one collection, so following on from Yachting Monthly's Confessions , here is another wonderful collection of humiliating misadventures from the enduringly popular Confessional column of Yachting Monthly magazine. For over 25 years, yachtsmen have clamoured... more...

  • Reeds Knot Handbookby Jim Whippy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    All boaters need to have a repertoire of reliable knots and splices they can call upon in many situations, both on board and at the dockside. This handy pocket guide, part of the bestselling Reeds Skipper's Handbook series, is a quick aide memoire for experienced sailors, but also provides novice sailors with all they need to know to master the most... more...

  • The Atlantic Sailor's Handbookby Alastair Buchan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99

    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$ 13.99

    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...

  • 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$ 25.99

    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...