Sailing Boat Manual
Buying, Using, Maintaining and Repairing Sailing Dinghies and Small Sail Cruisers
Avoiding complex nautical language, this manual demonstrates that owning and maintaining a small sailing vessel is both affordable and accessible. It provides in-depth instructions on all aspects of boat ownership from finding and buying the right type of vessel to engine upkeep, nautical knots and the basics of sailing itself, all illustrated with high-quality photographs and diagrams.
The Legend of the Sea
The Spectacular Marine Photography of Gilles Martin-Raget
Award-winning photographer Gilles Martin-Raget presents a wide selection of his images, arranged thematically in sections on dinghy sailing, inshore racing, yachts, cruisers and the America’s cup. Many of the pictures show the crews and vessels in action around the world and reveal the drama and eye-catching angles for which he is known.
The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst
In 1968 Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor in an untested trimaran, amazed the public by taking the lead in the first solo round-the-world sailing race. Eight months later, his boat was found abandoned in mid-Atlantic. Based on interviews with family and friends, and Crowhurst’s logbook, this account of the stress that prompted him to deceive the world and suffer a mental breakdown formed the basis of the movie The Mercy, starring Colin Firth. Off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
A Visual Celebration of Sailing Past and Present
With photographs of classic and historic yachts, regattas and racing scenes, harbours, marinas and yacht clubs, this illustrated volume considers all aspects of the appeal of sailing, pinpointing the essence of yachting culture down to varnished wood, Dockside shoes and the yacht club bar. Exciting and exotic locations, expensive boats and famous owners are part of the picture but the author also identifies the 'beautiful discomfort' that lies behind the glamour – the sailing itself. Off-mint.
Yacht Designer's Notebook
In addition to constructing a vessel capable of coping with sea, wind and weather, the yacht designer must consider how to incorporate plumbing, an engine, storage and other utilities. With hundreds of line drawings and thoughts on design solutions for every part of a sailing boat, this book reveals the ingenuity of marine design and is a useful reference for boat owners and boat builders.
A New History of Yachting
A few English aristocrats had pleasure yachts from as early as the mid 17th century and the hobby grew considerably in the following centuries, despite remaining the preserve of the wealthy. This history charts the evolution of yachting through the golden age before the First World War and into the era of affordable dinghies, plastic moulded hulls, and the record-breaking voyages of single-handed ocean sailors in recent decades.
and the First Yacht Race Across the Atlantic
Proprietor of the New York Herald, James Gordon Bennett Jr was famous for being eccentric, impetuous and wealthy, qualities that resulted in a $30,000 bet and the first transatlantic yacht race. With a cast of New York socialites, oddballs and adventurers, this book tells the story of the record-breaking race through the voyage of Bennett’s winning vessel, the Henrietta, which left New York in high winds in midwinter 1866.
Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester
Famous for making the first solo circumnavigation of the globe in Gipsy Moth IV, Francis Chichester only took up sailing in his fifties to exercise the navigational skills he had developed as a pilot before the war. This biography traces his life from his childhood and schooling, through the fortune he built in New Zealand, his pioneering aviation in the 1930s, and his battle with cancer from the late 1950s, to the historic ocean voyages that made his name in the 1960s.