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  • 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...

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    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$ 10.99

    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...

  • Worse Things Happen at Seaby Jake Kavanagh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Worse Things Happen at Sea is the long awaited follow up to Jake Kavanagh's hugely popular Ups and Downs of a Lockkeeper . This time turning his humorous eye to the scrapes people get into when let loose on open water, Jake has us chuckling, blushing and recognising ourselves or fellow crew coming unstuck in the maritime mayhem he highlights... more...

  • Principles of Yacht Designby Lars Larsson; Rolf Eliasson; Michal Orych

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 53.99

    Principles of Yacht Design has now established itself as the standard book on the subject for practising designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners and the boatbuilding industry as a whole. Now revised and expanded for the third edition it examines every aspect of the process of yacht and powerboat design. The authors have... more...

  • The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languagesby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages is a first - annotated illustrations arranged by topic allow quick communication when something goes wrong abroad. Centred around clear, full colour, annotated diagrams in each subject area, the dictionary makes it easy and convenient to translate between nine languages (English, French, German, Dutch,... more...