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Boating

  • A History of Sailing in 100 Objectsby Barry Pickthall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Did you ever wonder which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who worked out how to measure distance or plot a course at sea? Or why the humble lemon rose to such prominence in the diets of sailors? Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and sailing boats, the book provides a fascinating insight... more...

  • In the Company of Dolphinsby Irwin Shaw

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    Bestselling author Irwin Shaw?s lighthearted travelogue follows his family?s vacation sailing from St. Tropez to Venice in the 1960s. As a boy, Irwin Shaw stared out across Brooklyn?s Sheepshead Bay and dreamed of owning a boat and sailing the oceans wide. Decades later, he determined that chartering a yacht was better than having no boat at... more...

  • Sailing into Retirementby Jim Trefethen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 20.50

    How-to guidance for retiring on a boat?for aging captains and landlubbers Have you ever thought you might want to retire on a boat? Of course you have or you wouldn?t have picked up this book! Whatever form your yearning for aquatic retirement takes, Jim Trefethen can help you realize the dream. After sailing together for over 40 years, the... more...

  • Race Training with Jim Saltonstallby Jim Saltonstall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    Race Training with Jim Saltonstall is for all those who wish to improve their personal performance within the most challenging sport in the world. It is aimed at racers at all levels of the sport, from club right through to international level. It aims to improve every aspect of a racer's personal performance from the most important - self-preparation... more...

  • Curso de velaby Gabriele Botta

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 3.99

    Este libro no es sólo una escuela de vela, sino también de vida; enfrentarse al mar en barco de vela es una experiencia muy formativa y divertida, que requiere una importante preparación psicofísica, ya que este deporte es fundamentalmente percepción y sensibilidad. more...

  • Hand, Reef and Steer 2nd editionby Tom Cunliffe

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 27.99

    In Hand, Reef & Steer - winner of the Best Book of the Sea Award - Tom explains the different sailing characteristics of classic craft and shares his grasp of the special skills required to handle them. He describes how to handle heavy loads using tackles rather than winches and reveals the mysteries of making the boat work for you rather than... more...

  • Untie the Linesby Emma Bamford

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    In Casting Off we met Emma Bamford. Stressed out and fed up with London life, working 80-hour weeks and with no hint of a love life, Emma suddenly decided to quit her job, pack up her life and go and live with a man she's never met, and his cat, on a yacht in Borneo. In Casting Off we followed Emma on her amazing adventures as she sailed the globe... more...

  • Winning Isn't Luckby Fred Imhoff; Chris Schram

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    Whether racing dinghies or yachts, every sailor wants to drive through the fleet and cross the line first. In this groundbreaking book, international racer Fred Imhoff shows how to do just that. By means of on-the-water action shots and detailed commentary about a sailor's tactics, sail trim, helming, crew positioning and psychological attitude, Fred... more...

  • Ride on the Windby Francis Chichester

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 3.79

    Francis Chichester's name is synonymous with the spirit of adventure and courage at its highest level. Before taking to the sea, Chichester made a firm reputation for himself as an aviation pioneer. Ride on the Wind is the story of his adventures with his sea-plane, Elijah. After flying from London to Sydney, he simply decided to look for 'the... more...

  • Solo to Sydneyby Francis Chichester

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 3.79

    Sir Francis Chichester, adventurer, entrepreneur, aviation expert and record breaking sailor, is probably best known as the first man to sail solo around the world, in 1966-67. In this captivating memoir, first published in 1930, he tells of another solo journey taken around the world nearly four decades earlier, by air in a De Haviland Gypsy Moth.... more...