Boating and Sailing
A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea
Paperback ISBN: 0062868209
With a new foreword by the authorThe heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest). Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But less than two weeks into their voyage, disaster struck. Despite their best efforts to steer clear of an approaching hurricane, they became trapped in the storm’s path, and found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Tami’s last memory was her fiancé’s scream, followed by darkness. She awoke hours later, alone, venturing on deck to discover only Richard’s safety line, the clasp meant to hold him broken. Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, sustained by Richard’s memory to guide her. It’s an unforgettable tale of love, loss, and survival on the high seas, and an inspiring reminder that even in our darkest moments, we are never truly alone.
Basic Illustrated Canoeing
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0762747595
BASIC ILLUSTRATED CANOEING Award-winning canoe guide Cliff Jacobson offers specific details on choosing the perfect canoe for your needs, accessories, transport tips, basic paddling strokes, capsize rescue, and choosing safe courses in rapids.
The Billionaire and the Mechanic
How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, the America's Cup, Twice
Paperback ISBN: 0802121365
Includes a new afterword on the 2013 America’s Cup The America’s Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the coveted prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car radiator mechanic who had recently been named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club. Julian Guthrie’s The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of the partnership?and friendship?between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the building process of these astonishing boats and the lives of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and its competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli’s Team Alinghi, throwing readers into exhilarating races from Australia to Valencia, Spain. ?Excellent. . . . The story of Mr. Ellison’s decade-long effort to win the Cup and bring it back to the U.S. under Golden Gate’s flag is worth telling, and Julian Guthrie . . . tells it well.
The Complete Sailing Manual
Hardcover ISBN: 0756689694
From learning the basics of sailing, to mastering navigation and boat care, The Complete Sailing Manual is the most essential reference for sailing instructors and students. Revised and updated to include all of the latest developments in equipment and safety, and to reflect the current rules, regulations, and best practices, The Complete Sailing Manual is the perfect book for anyone interested in sailing.
140 Years of Rothschild Yachting History
Hardcover ISBN: 1419722808
The exciting history of the Rothschild family’s fleet of racing yachts, all namedGitana, is recounted in this new book. Beginning on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, in 1876, when Baroness Julie-Caroline de Rothschild christened her schoonerGitana, through to today, when Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and his Gitana Team participate in major international races, this is a tale of technological innovation and a family’s passion for excellence, aesthetics, and performance. Each generation has left its imprint on the Rothschild racing tradition, with continued success. In this book, stunning new and archival photographs, along with drawings, plans, and thrilling first-person accounts of yacht races, bring the family’s quest for excellence to life.
Maintain and Improve Your Powerboat
More Than 100 Do-it-yourself Ways to Make Your Boat Better
Paperback ISBN: 007154934x
A wide-ranging projects book for powerboat owners and weekend warriors covers maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to improve comfort, utility, appearance, value, safety, and enjoyment of powerboats up to 35 feet long. Original.
Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty
Paperback ISBN: 1472907213
On April 28, 1789 a small and unremarkable merchant vessel became one of the most famous ships in maritime history. HMSBounty was under the command of 34-year-old Lieutenant William Bligh, an inexperienced commander who lacked the respect of a crew attracted to the promise of an easy life in a Tahitian paradise. Fletcher Christian led half the crew in mutiny against Bligh and after overpowering all resistance, they cast their deposed captain adrift along with those still loyal to him. Luckily for Bligh, his skills as a navigator were better than his skills as a captain and he managed to sail the 23ft boat 3,618 nautical miles to Timor in the Dutch East Indies with no chart or compass, and only a quadrant and a pocket watch for navigation. On returning to England he reported what had happened, and the Royal Navy hunted down and captured most of the mutineers. However, this is only half the story-William Bligh's version. The captured mutineers went on trial and their testimonies give a much less heroic portrait of their former captain, accusing him of unduly harsh treatment. Fletcher Christian's older brother Edward, a judge, oversaw a more balanced account of the mutiny. Of the mutineers who returned to England, only three were hanged; four were acquitted and three pardoned. This book gives the fullest version of the mutiny, allowing Bligh's account to sit alongside those of his detractors. The discrepancies are fascinating, and allow us to make up our own minds about this infamous mutiny.
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0878397663
In this beautiful collection of essays on paddling and growing up in the Northwoods of Minnesota, Joseph Van Nurden regales readers with tales of misty mornings on the lake, paddling alongside moose, introducing his son to the wonders of canoeing, and his own childhood at a northern resort. Full of insights on why we seek the outdoors, Paddling Minnesota is sure to delight paddlers of all skill levels and ages.