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Boating

  • Quest for Adventureby Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    Quest for Adventure is a collection of stories written by Sir Chris Bonington looking at the adventurous impulse which has driven men and women to achieve the impossible in the face of Earth’s elements: crossing its oceans, deserts and poles; canoeing its rivers; climbing its mountains, and descending into its caves. Bonington selects seventeen... more...

  • A Wild Callby Martyn Murray

    Fernhurst Books 2017; US$ 14.02

    Martyn Murray was finding modern life, with all its restrictions and controls, suffocating. Following years of soul-searching, his father’s death triggered him into opening the old logbooks and charts to retrace the sailing trips they had once shared together. He determined to revisit those waters and bring home the freedom of the seas. Falling in... more...

  • The Inland Voyager's Handbook: How to Cruise the Inland Waterways in Safety and Comfortby Danny L. Davis

    McGraw-Hill Education 2017; US$ 40.00

    The essential guide to cruising, geared to the charms of inland waterways Have you been dreaming about buying a boat and cruising the waterways? Not sure how to start living your dream? Experienced sailor and devoted inland voyager Danny Davis brings you an inside look at what life on the seas is really like. In The Inland Voyager’s Handbook ,... more...

  • Sailing Around Britainby Kim Sturgess

    Fernhurst Books 2017; US$ 14.02

    Kim Sturgess was a weekend sailor: he enjoyed club racing and several brief sailing holidays, but had never attempted a substantial expedition. Reaching the age of fifty focused the mind and he decided to sail around Britain. While many cruising sailors would not contemplate a 1900 nautical mile voyage, he broke the voyage into a series of day sails,... more...

  • High Mountains and Cold Seasby J.R.L. Anderson; Tim Madge

    Vertebrate Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    Harold William ‘Bill’ Tilman (1898 –1977) was among the greatest adventurers of his time, a pioneering mountaineer and sailor who held exploration above all else. The son of a Liverpool sugar importer, Tilman joined the army at seventeen and was twice awarded the Military Cross for bravery during WWI. After the war Tilman left for Africa, establishing... more...

  • Triumph and Tribulationby H.W. Tilman; Andrew Craig-Bennett; Bob Comlay

    Vertebrate Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    ‘Experience is said to be the name men give to their mistakes and of the experience I gained in Spitsbergen that may well be true.’ The circumnavigation of Spitsbergen is the first of three voyages described in H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman ’s fifteenth and final book, a remarkable example of Tilman's ability to triumph when supported by a crew game... more...

  • Iced Inby Chris Turney

    Kensington 2017; US$ 23.95

    “The Antarctic Factor: if anything can go wrong, it will. It's basically Murphy's Law on steroids…” —Chris Turney   On Christmas Eve 2013, off the coast of East Antarctica, an abrupt weather change trapped the Shokalskiy— the ship carrying earth scientist Chris Turney and seventy-one others involved in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition—in... more...

  • GMDSSby Denise Bréhaut

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) - the maritime equivalent to the emergency services number - provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its location. Denise Bréhaut explains the operation of the system as a whole and clearly outlines the procedures required to get help... more...

  • Off the Deep Endby Nic Compton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 15.99

    Confined in a small space for months on end, subject to ship's discipline and living on limited food supplies, many sailors of old lost their minds – and no wonder. Many still do. The result in some instances was bloodthirsty mutinies, such as the whaleboat Sharon whose captain was butchered and fed to the ship's pigs in a crazed attack in the... more...

  • Chasing the Cupby Jimmy Spithill

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 15.99

    Jimmy Spithill is arguably one of the world's greatest skippers: the youngest and double winner of the America's Cup, the oceanic version of Formula 1; winner of the Sydney Hobart; multiple world champion in match and fleet racing... the list goes on. And on a day off he'll paddleboard 32 miles through Hawaiian double overhead waves. What goes on... more...