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Boating

  • Splicing Modern Ropesby Jan-Willem Polman

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 25.99

    The time when every vessel going to sea made use of 3-strand rope has gone. Splicing that type of rope and cord is relatively straightforward. Nowadays the most common type of rope used on board yachts, dinghies, motorboats, working boats and ferries is braided rope. Few people have the knowledge to splice it, or even where to start. Splicing Modern... more...

  • The Complete Day Skipperby Tom Cunliffe

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 28.99

    The Complete Day Skipper is a totally practical hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper's growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under power, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigation systems. Eminently readable... more...

  • The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restorationby Thomas Larsson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99

    An excellent manual for embarking on a wooden boat restoration project. The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration is the perfect introduction or reference guide for both novice and experienced wooden boat enthusiasts. Author Thomas Larsson, one of Sweden?s most experienced and premier wooden boat restorers, has compiled his knowledge of the craft... more...

  • The First Indianby Dilip Donde

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2016; US$ 15.57

    The story of one man?s struggle to achieve his dream, a fast-paced adventure & paean to the power of self-belief. In May 2010 Cdr Dilip Donde earned his place in India?s maritime history by becoming the first Indian to complete a solo circumnavigation under sail. The book chronicles Dilip?s progress from building the boat to completing the voyage.... more...

  • Arlene Chan 4-Book Bundleby Arlene Chan; Susan Humphries

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 39.99

    This special bundle collects four essential books on the rich history of Chinese-Canadians written by Arlene Chan. Includes: The Chinese Community in Toronto , The Chinese in Toronto from 1878 , Paddles Up! , and Spirit of the Dragon: The Story of Jean Lumb more...

  • The Narrowboat Guideby Tony Jones

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 21.99

    The UK has over 1000 miles of navigable canals and rivers which are home to an estimated over 70,000 boats. To the untrained eye canal boats can look much the same, but there are some very important distinctions and a new buyer has some very important choices to make. This book discusses those choices, taking into consideration the various boating... more...

  • Golden Lilyby Lijia Xu; Jeremy Atkins

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2016; US$ 14.16

    The inspirational autobiography from Asia?s first dinghy sailing gold medallist. A full-time athlete at 10 years old, Lijia was taken away from her parents and enrolled on the gruelling Chinese training regime. A rare insight into a world of relentless training and unquestioning compliance, this is the story of a young woman?s will to succeed. more...

  • Training for the Complete Rowerby Paul Thompson; Alex Wolf

    Crowood 2016; US$ 14.57

    This book aims to provide and challenge coaches and rowers with best practice, advice, principles and training programmes to improve their rowing experience and performance. Regardless of whether you are looking to improve on-water performance, set an indoor rowing personal best or enhance the quality of your training you will find something of value... more...

  • Gordon Bennett and the First Yacht Race Across the Atlanticby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    The 1866 transatlantic yacht race was a match that saw three yachts battle their way across the Atlantic in the dead of winter in pursuit of a $90,000 prize. Six men died in the brutal and close-fought contest, and the event changed the perception of yachting from a slightly effete gentlemen's pursuit into something altogether more rugged and adventurous.... more...

  • Two Years Before the Mastby Richard Dana

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    This legendary account of a voyage around Cape Horn captures the majesty and misadventure of life at sea in the early nineteenth century In 1834, nineteen-year-old Richard Henry Dana left Harvard University to enlist as a deckhand on a brig sailing from Boston to the California coast. For the next two years, he recorded the terrifying storms,... more...