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Confessions
Confessions
Confessions - Yachtsmen Own Up to their Sailing Sins This pick of the pack from 20 years of the much-loved YM column The Confessional. A light bedside read, designed to fill one with the comforting thought that many other yachtsman are equally as incompetent (or unlucky) as oneself. 2000. PB 96pp
£9.99 inc VAT
Deadliest Catch: Desperate Hours
Deadliest Catch: Desperate Hours
Deadliest Catch: Desperate Hours The Deadliest Catch is the hit TV series featuring the harrowing struggles of fishermen on the wild and freezing Bering Sea ù it's the perfect storm but for real. This is the only book on the series backed by the Discovery Channel, and it features exclusive photography alongside vivid personal accounts of the fishermenÆs terrifying real life adventures, with additional...
£14.99 inc VAT
Disasters At Sea
Disasters At Sea
Disasters At Sea Dag Pike draws on his experience as merchant navy captain, fast boat navigator and boat safety tester for RNLI lifeboats to focus on a wide range of disasters at sea. He compiles a wide range of accounts of yachts, motorboats and commercial vessels running into difficulty as a result of poor navigation, fog, miscalculation, human error, weather conditions etc and analyses in a readable...
£19.99 inc VAT
 
Ever wonder why we do it
Ever wonder why we do it
Author: Mike Peyton Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Mike Peyton is the nautical world's best known and much loved cartoonist. For years he has made his mark, contributing witty, well executed and poignantly funny cartoons to the yachting and boating press, poking fun at seafarers of all types and capturing in his distinctive cartoon style their often eccentric and idiosyncratic ways. Now here,...
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Further Confessions
Further Confessions
Further Confessions Another selection from the much-loved column in Yachting Monthly magazine, where readers own up to embarrassing but educative misadventures in their boats. Cartoons by Peyton. A good chuckle all round - but also a feeling of "there but for the Grace ......" PB 96pp
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Ice Bears and Kotick
Ice Bears and Kotick
Ice Bears and Kotick This is the story of an impossible boat journey that two men made for the fun of it. they rowed through pack ice and polar bears, survived whales, starvation and capsize and in doing so they completed the first circumnavigation of the Arctic island Spitsbergen in an open row boat. Along the way they learned about themselves, about life and experienced a wilderness that will most...
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Into the Bermuda Triangle
Into the Bermuda Triangle
Author: Quasar, Gian Publisher: McGraw Hill A pilot reports a strange haze enveloping his plane, then disappears; eleven hours after fuel starvation, as if calling from a void, he is heard 600 miles away. He requests permission to land, then vanishes forever. A freighter steaming over placid seas disappears without a trace. A pleasure yacht ghosts past without a soul on board. A pilot calls...
£11.99 (VAT exempt)
Left For Dead
Left For Dead
Left For Dead (Paperback) The Fastnet Race is the world famous yacht race from the Isle of Wight to the Fastnet Rock off the Southwest coast of Ireland and back. The race of 1979 began in perfect weather conditions but within 48 hours, the deadliest storm in the history of modern sailing struck off the south coast of Ireland. By the time it had passed, the havoc caused was immeasurable. Even more...
£8.99 (VAT exempt)
Lighthouses of the World
Lighthouses of the World
Lighthouses of the World This book is a beautifully presented panorama of over 150 lighthouses from 56 countries all around the world, all of which are accessible and many of which can be visited. From lighthouses boldly beaming their lights from clifftops, to those clinging to the edge of cliff faces, this is a spectacular and unusual celebration of lighthouses from every continent. This is a wonderful...
£13.99 (VAT exempt)
 
Magic of the Swatchways
Magic of the Swatchways
Magic of the Swatchways Classic writing from MG, doyen of the East Coast of England. Has inspired potterers and cruising men for more than half a century, and though the man is dead his writing is his immortal memorial. PB. 240pp.
£12.99 inc VAT
Only So many Tides
Only So many Tides
Only So many Tides This is really the sailing autobiography of Jon Wainwright, a figure well known on the East Coast and in Old Gaffer circles. He and his boat Deva have had half a life-time of experience together, and this book is an extraordinarily detailed account of their partnership down the years. Amongst the narrative there is scattered much discussion of matters nautical, and the author has...
£6.95 inc VAT
Sailing Just For Fun
Sailing Just For Fun
Sailing Just for Fun - High Adve nture on a Small Budget [Shoal Waters] High adventure on a small budget is Charles Stock's philosophy as he cruises his midget 16-foot gaff-rigged sailing cruiser Shoal Waters on the Thames Estuary, with 68,000 miles logged since 1963. No engine, no electronics. The art of pottering, taking to its zenith, and happiness achieved with great simplicity. There's a lesson...
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Sallys Odd At Sea
Sallys Odd At Sea
Sallys Odd At Sea With no rowing experience and certainly no sea-going experience, Sally Kettle took to the oars in her ocean rowing boat, Calderdale, in 2003, joined by an unlikely partner, Sarah Kettle, her mother. After years of arguments and misunderstandings they set off from the Canary Islands in a boat the size of the average bathroom with nothing to do but row, watch whales and grow cress....
£12.99 inc VAT
With a Pinch of Salt
With a Pinch of Salt
With a Pinch of Salt Are you clewed-up about all those expressions that so enrich the language of sailors-not to mention the landlubbers who have Shanghaied their vocabulary?Do you know Captain Setab's Second Law of Dynamics, or why timbers shiver, even in horse latitudes, where a brass monkey has nothing to fear?This little book, chock-a-block with the wit and wisdom of a Captain who came up through...
£7.95 inc VAT
Worse Things Happen at Sea
Worse Things Happen at Sea
Worse Things Happen at Sea "Worse Things Happen at Sea is the long-awaited follow-up to Jake Kavanagh's hugely popular Ups and Downs of a Lockkeeper. This time turning his humorous eye to the scrapes people get into when let loose on open water, Jake has us chuckling, blushing and recognising ourselves or fellow crew coming unstuck in the maritime mayhem he highlights with his witty pen and captures...
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