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Boating

  • Safe Skipperby Simon Jollands; Rupert Holmes

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    Whether out for an afternoon's sail or embarking on a long offshore passage, there is always an element of chance and uncertainty about being at sea. To be responsible for the wellbeing of both crew and vessel, a good skipper needs to know their limitations and ensure they are operating well within the margins of safety. Safe Skipper is a practical... more...

  • The Canal Guideby Stuart Fisher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    This attractive guidebook shows off just how rich our waterways heritage is. Picking out Britain's 50 most beautiful and interesting canals, Stuart Fisher gives a lively background to the history, wildlife, pubs and nearby attractions of each waterway. Each of the 50 chapters also features a map, colour photographs and a handy info box. Through the... more...

  • Sailing in Eccentric Circlesby Ian Dear; Mike Peyton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    The Royal Yacht Squadron is the world's most prestigious yacht club and, like all great British institutions, its members take it very seriously indeed. Joining the club is quite a privilege and is not for the likes of any old yachtsman in his 36ft Beneteau. It's easier to get into Debrett's than the club's lavish Cowes headquarters, with members including... more...

  • The Old Man and the Seaby Anthony Smith

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    Octogenarian Anthony Smith's journey was originally inspired by both the Kontiki Expedition of Thor Heyerdahl (who he knew) and the incredible story of the survivors of a 1940 boat disaster, who spent 70 days adrift in the Atlantic, eventually reaching land emaciated and close to death. While this might sound like a voyage no-one would wish... more...

  • The Boat Improvement Bibleby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 35.99

    The Boat Improvement Bible is the most up to date, user friendly and hands-on practical manual for boatowners who wish to improve their sailboat or motorboat. It will equip any boatowner with average DIY skills to improve all aspects of their boat: safety, comfort, facilities, storage and performance on the water. Many of these projects will also... more...

  • Reeds Vol 7: Advanced Electrotechnology for Marine Engineersby Christopher Lavers; Edmund G.R. Kraal

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 46.99

    This book is a companion to Reeds Vol. 6: Basic Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers and covers aspects of theory beyond the scope of Volume 6. The book will cover the more advanced topics in electrotechnology for professional trainees studying Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as the syllabi in electrotechnology... more...

  • Food at Seaby Simon Spalding

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99

    In this book, Simon Spalding reveals the food traditions of early explorers, sailing navies, immigrant and slave ships, early steamers, and ocean liners, as well as changes in shipboard culinary practices and the mutual influences of shoreside and shipboard culinary traditions. more...

  • Bluewater Sailing on a Budgetby James Elfers

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 20.00

    Foreword One/Stalking the Dream Two/The Goldilocks Cruiser Three/The Search Begins Four/The Art of the Deal Five/The List--Is Life! Appendix: Case Study in Sailboat Shopping--Finding Dream Keeper Reading List for Bluewater Sailors Acknowledgements Resources Index more...

  • A Lifetime In A Raceby Matthew Pinsent

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.38

    With his last-gasp victory as part of the Great British coxless four team at the Athens Olympics, Matthew Pinsent clinched an historic fourth Olympic Gold to add to the three already won with his legendary rowing partner Steve Redgrave. In an uniquely exciting and evocative autobiography, Pinsent interweaves the build-up to Athens 2004 with the extraordinary... more...

  • The Legend of the Seaby Gilles Martin-Raget

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 59.99

    Gilles Martin-Raget is France's top marine photographer, with a worldwide reputation for spectacular action shots. It is for this reason he was the official photographer for last year's America's Cup competition. This book is a celebration of 30 years of his stunning photography, which is instantly recognisable for its drama, perfect composition and... more...