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Boating

  • Sailing Essentialsby

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    Sailing Essentials is the perfect reference for yachtsmen of all levels! This illustrated guide provides sailors with everything they need to know about how to sail. Broken down into easy-to-follow, bite-sized units, Sailing Essentials takes readers through key sailing techniques-from hoisting a sail and reading charts to steering a course... more...

  • The Complete Sailing Manual, Third Editionby

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    From learning the basics of sailing, to mastering navigation and boat care, The Complete Sailing Manual is the most essential reference for sailing instructors and students. Revised and updated to include all of the latest developments in equipment and safety, and to reflect the current rules, regulations, and best practices, The Complete... more...

  • Rowing After the White Whaleby James Adair

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 6.75

    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut' - Ernest Hemingway Over a boozy Sunday lunch, flatmates James Adair and Ben Stenning made a promise to row across the ocean. At first they considered the Pacific, then the Atlantic, but once James Cracknell and Ben Fogle completed the high-profile Atlantic Rowing... more...

  • Pacific Ladyby Sharon S Adams; Karen Coates

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    Inspiring and exciting, Adams’s memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after... more...

  • Ben Ainslie: Close to the Windby Ben Ainslie

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.24

    Knife-edge decisions, adrenalin rushes, extreme weather, bitter rivalries, heart-stopping races - they are all in a day's work for Ben Ainslie. Against all odds, in the London 2012 Olympics Ben Ainslie thrillingly won a fourth successive gold medal, making him the greatest ever Olympic sailor and a British hero, chosen from many to... more...

  • Cartographies of Travel and Navigationby James R. Akerman

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 48.00

    Finding one’s way with a map is a relatively recent phenomenon. In premodern times, maps were used, if at all, mainly for planning journeys in advance, not for guiding travelers on the road. With the exception of navigational sea charts, the use of maps by travelers only became common in the modern era; indeed, in the last two hundred years,... more...

  • Sailing - Philosophy For Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Patrick Goold; John Rousmaniere

    Wiley 2012; US$ 20.95

    This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of the International Certificate of Competenceby Bill Anderson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This book aims to help yachtsmen and motorboaters pass the ICC test - essential for anyone wanting to take their yacht or motorboat to the inland waterways of Europe and to many European coastal waters too. Now completely revised and updated for the third edition, Bill Anderson explains the syllabus in detail, provides revision notes on all the subjects... 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...

  • Die Reise in einem Cocktailshakerby Iko Andrae

    FUEGO 2012; US$ 5.25

    Als Iko Andrae und seine Frau Maret Nacken im August 2005 wieder in Bremen ankommen, haben sich beide einen großen Traum erfüllt: Sie sind nach einer dreijährigen intensiven Vorbereitungszeit auf ihrer nur 9m langen und 3m breiten Segeljacht Balu zweimal über den Atlantik gesegelt - von Bremen bis Tobago und zurück. Detailliert schildert Andrae seine... more...