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Boating

  • 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...

  • Solent Cruising Companionby Derek Aslett

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2015; US$ 35.49

    A fully updated third edition of Derek Aslett?s authoritative cruising companion to the Solent ? the spiritual home of sailing. Providing comprehensive pilotage and nautical information alongside colour charts, it also details what to do ashore, and showcases spectacular aerial photography. more...

  • Get Your Captain's License, 5thby Charlie Wing

    McGraw-Hill Education 2015; US$ 30.00

    Earning a captain?s license just got easier Whether you are an avid boater seeking to improve your seamanship and get a discount on boat insurance or aspire to start a business running a charter, sightseeing, or whale-watching boat, this revised and updated Fifth Edition is the only resource you need to obtain the captain?s license you want,... more...

  • Mischief among the Penguinsby H.W. Tilman; Libby Purves

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 17.50

    Hand (man) wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure.? So read the crew notice placed in the personal column of The Times by H.W. ?Bill? Tilman in the spring of 1959. This approach to selecting volunteers for a year-long voyage of 20,000 miles brought mixed seafaring experience: ?Osborne had crossed the Atlantic... more...

  • Yachtmaster for Sail and Powerby Alison Noice

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99

    Yachtmaster for Sail and Power is a major reference book that has proved invaluable for the many sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course. This highly respected and refreshingly practical study guide covers the whole syllabus in detail, all illustrated with colour photographs, charts and worked examples throughout. It... more...

  • The Box Wine Sailorsby Amy McCullough

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    The true story of a young couple who quit their jobs and set sail for a year on the ocean with no boating experience Amy and Jimmie were not sailors and their experience on the seas included reading a few books, watching a couple of instructional videos, and boating once a week each year. They were middle-class land-lubbers, audacious and in love,... more...

  • Reeds Ocean Handbookby Bill Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    In the bestselling style of the Reeds Handbook series, Reeds Ocean Handbook follows on from Reeds Skipper's Handbook for skippers or crew planning to venture further afield. Complimenting the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster course, this handy pocketbook provides an aide-memoire for all the essential navigation, weather and route planning theory as well as... more...

  • Ultimate Classic Yachtsby Nic Compton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 34.99

    Former Classic Boat editor Nic Compton has spent over 20 years sailing and photographing classic yachts, and this is the culmination of his decades-long passion - a stunning collection showcasing the 20 most beautiful and fascinating classic boats still sailing today. They include: Bona Fide - the original fin-keeler that was 70 years ahead of... more...

  • A Mile Downby David Vann

    Random House 2015; US$ 30.38

    In this inspirational memoir, internationally bestselling author David Vann tells the true story of building his own sailing ship and of the disastrous voyage that ensues. As a thirty-year-old tourist in Turkey, David Vann stumbles across the steel frame of a ninety-foot sailboat and decides to fulfill a long-buried dream: he will rebuild the boat.... more...

  • Dream Cruising Destinationsby Vanessa Bird

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 22.99

    Most yachtsmen dream about cruising to an exotic destination; this is the book that will turn dreamers into planners. 24 classic cruises are fully mapped, measured and costed, showing how they are perfectly possible whatever your skill level. From weekend cruises around the British Isles to a voyage to Antarctica, and from Greek island cruises to an... more...