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Boating

  • Metals in Boatsby Vyv Cox

    Crowood 2017; US$ 23.99

    Metals have been used in boats for thousands of years, as components of the vessel's construction, as load-bearing parts of the rigging and steering systems, and for a wide variety of domestic and service duties. Due to misunderstandings of the properties of the metals used, and in some cases to questionable design and manufacture, there have been... more...

  • Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailingby Paul Elvstrom; Soren Krause

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.99

    Now in its 18th edition, this bestselling pocket reference for racers has sold over 320,000 copies in the English language alone, and has been the most trusted reference for racing sailors at all levels for around 45 years. Completely revised to cover the new rules for 2017-2020, it includes the full text of the racing rules, and a handy quick reference... more...

  • Waypointsby Ian Stephen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.99

    Adventure, memoir, storytelling and celebration of all things maritime meet in Waypoints, a beautifully written account of sea journeys from Scotland's west coast. In the book Ian Stephen reveals a lifetime's love affair with sailing; each voyage honours a seagoing vessel, and each adventure is accompanied by a spell-binding retelling of a traditional... more...

  • The Frozen Frontierby Jane Maufe

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.99

    The Northwest Passage proved so elusive for so long that many sailors and explorers believed it didn't actually exist. A sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic archipelago, it wasn't until Roald Amundsen's 1903?06 voyage that the Northwest Passage's existence was finally proved, but the transit is treacherous and entirely... more...

  • The Thamesby Derek Pratt

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    The Thames is unique, emerging as a small stream in idyllic countryside and growing into the country's largest river, passing through some of the world's most iconic urban environments. Linking London to the countryside and the sea, the Thames is the heart of the capital and its waters the lifeblood of England. This beautiful book celebrates the... more...

  • The Canals of Britainby Stuart Fisher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 27.99

    Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside,... more...

  • Last Voyagesby Nicholas Gray

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2017; US$ 14.16

    Eleven original, moving accounts which celebrate the lives and recount the final voyages of well-known yachtsmen, all friends of or known to the author. Including racers like Eric Tabarly and Rob James, cruisers and adventurers like Peter Tangvald and Bill Tilman and the ill-prepared Donald Crowhurst. An excellent tribute to some great sailors. more...

  • Powerboatingby Ken Kreisler

    Seahorse Publishing 2017; US$ 24.99

    Learn How to Chooseand UseYour First Powerboat, from One of the Country?s Most-Respected Boating Experts. There has never been a better time to buy your first boat. And there is no better person to tell you how than Captain Ken Kreisler. Kreisler, an award-winning writer, longtime professional mariner, and insider with more than twenty-five years... more...

  • The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurstby Nicholas Tomalin; Ron Hall

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 12.99

    Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, directed by James Marsh (The Theory of Everything). In 1968, Donald Crowhurst was trying to market a nautical navigation device he had developed, and saw the Sunday Times Golden Globe round the world sailing race as the perfect opportunity to showcase his product. Few people knew... more...

  • In Mischief's Wakeby Harold Tilman; Bob Shepton

    Vertebrate Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    ?I felt like one who had first betrayed and then deserted a stricken friend; a friend with whom for the past fourteen years I had spent more time at sea than on land, and who, when not at sea, had seldom been out of my thoughts.? The first of the three voyages described in this book gives H.W. ?Bill? Tilman ?s account of the final voyage and... more...