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The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising: 4th Edition
The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising
4th Edition
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1472951239

From the islands of the Aegean to the Straits of Gibraltar, the allure of the Med is unsurpased. No other cruising ground marries cast troves of shoreside history with unique and easily accessible cuisine, or islands. Although the Mediterranean provides wonderfully diverse cruising opportunities, it can also deliver surprises to the unwary. Rod Heikell, the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing, provides sound advice in this fourth edition, with updates on: anchoring, berthing bow or stern-to, what weather to expect (and how to avoid the worst of it), facilities and the coasts of keeping a boat around the Med, plus information on navigation, popular routes, formalities, and what to expect ashore.

Each country around the Mediterranean is covered, and there's even a handy section on shoe-string cruising for those on a tight budget.

This is the perfect guide for anyone cruising in the Mediterranean, conveying the magic of this unique sea as well as giving practical, first-hand advice on sailing in these enticing waters.

The Book of Sailing Knots: How to Tie and Correctly Use Over 50 Essential Knots
The Book of Sailing Knots
How to Tie and Correctly Use Over 50 Essential Knots
Paperback      ISBN: 1493036742

In recent years, sailing has undergone some revolutionary changes: Satellites and autopilots are now used for navigation. Artificial-fiber and wire ropes have nearly replaced natural-fiber ropes. But when it comes to decorative knotting, natural fiber is still the favored choice. This book is tops when it comes to learning how to master tying the most common sailing knots. With fully illustrated and step-by-step instructions, the author explains how to correctly tie and use more than fifty knots--including stopper knots, bends, loops, and hitches--and in which situations each one is most useful.

By the Grace of the Sea: A Woman's Solo Odyssey Around the World
By the Grace of the Sea
A Woman's Solo Odyssey Around the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0071435425

"Henry's captivating account fills readers with admiration for her courage and stamina."


"A wonderful voyage of self-discovery."

--Indianapolis Star

"A powerful and compelling personal account of Henry's] battle with the elements--plus inner and outer demons--while struggling to complete her solo journey around the world. What a book and what a woman "

--Willard Manus, author, This Way to Paradise

The Complete Guide to Sailing & Seamanship
The Complete Guide to Sailing & Seamanship
Paperback      ISBN: 1616082461
An illustrated sailing guide for beginner and expert alike

The Complete Guide to Sailing& Seamanship is the perfect blend of captivating sea stories and essential, basic instructional methods for anyone yearning to sail. Topics include seamanship and boat handling, anchoring and docking, and history and lore alike.

Chapters include:
  • Knots and Lines
  • Sailboat Anatomy
  • Steering & Sailing
  • Lakes, Harbors, and Bays
  • A Look at the Weather
  • Charts & Navigation
  • Anchoring, Mooring, & Berthing
  • Sailing Gear
  • Boat Maintenance
  • Daily Rhythms
  • Seamanship Basics
  • Rules of the Road

The Complete Guide to Sailing & Seamanship is enhanced with 100 original hand-drawn images by world-renowned marine illustrator Sam Manning.
Deer Isle's Undefeated America's Cup Crews: Humble Heroes from a Downeast Island
Deer Isle's Undefeated America's Cup Crews
Humble Heroes from a Downeast Island
Paperback      ISBN: 1609497287

In 1895, emissaries from the New York Yacht Club traveled to Deer Isle, Maine, to recruit the nation's best sailors, an "All American" crew. This remote island in Penobscot Bay sent nearly thirty of its fishing men to sail "Defender," and under skipper Hank Haff, they beat their opponents in a difficult and controversial series. To the delight of the American public, the charismatic Sir Thomas Lipton sent a surprise challenge in 1899. The New York Yacht Club knew where to turn and again recruited Deer Isle's fisherman sailors. Undefeated in two defense campaigns, they are still considered one of the best American sail-racing teams ever assembled. Read their fascinating story and relive their adventure.

Exposed: The Dark Side of the America's Cup
The Dark Side of the America's Cup
Hardcover      ISBN: 1472942892

The America's Cup has always been a hotbed of unbridled ambition, personal agendas, intrigue, spying, and more recently, hard-fought court cases--and that's before the boats even get out on the water to race.

Exposed: The Dark Side of the America's Cup lifts the lid on this unique contest for the oldest trophy in sport and on the powerful men who have made it "the toughest game in town." For some it has been the key to social advancement, for others it has opened important doors in the business and commercial world, and in some cases it has become a magnificent obsession. It is the pinnacle of achievement in a sport that was once the domain of the wealthy but which today has become fertile territory for a new breed of super-wealthy owners and sailing professionals who would change the event forever.

Exposed is a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of one of the most compelling and controversial contests in the sporting world.

Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited
Fire Canoe
Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited
Hardcover      ISBN: 1459732081
The story of steamboating in the Canadian West comes to life in the voices of those aboard the vessels of the waterways of the Prairies.

Their captains were seafaring skippers who had migrated inland. Their pilots were indigenous people who could read the shoals, sandbars, and currents of Prairie waterways. Their operators were businessmen hoping to reap the benefits of commercial enterprise along the shores and banks of Canada's inland lakes and rivers. Their passengers were fur traders, adventure-seekers, and immigrants opening up the West. All of them sought their futures and fortunes aboard Prairie steamboats, decades before the railways arrived and took credit for the breakthrough.

Aboriginal people called them "fire canoes," but in the latter half of the nineteenth century, their operators promoted them as Mississippi-type steamship queens delivering speedy transport, along with the latest in technology and comfort. Then, as the twentieth century dawned, steamboats and their operators adapted. They launched smaller, more tailored steamers and focused on a new economy of business and pleasure in the West. By day their steamboats chased freight, fish, lumber, iron ore, real estate, and gold-mining contracts. At night, they brought out the Edwardian finery, lights, and music to tap the pleasure-cruise market.
Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper
Flirting with Mermaids
The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper
Paperback      ISBN: 1574091646

Over the course of twenty years of delivering sailboats to far-flung quaysides, John Kretschmer has had innumerable adventures, both humorous and terrifying. in Flirting with Mermaids, he recounts the most memorable of them. He crosses the Western Caribbean with a crew of eccentric Swedes researching ancient Mayan mariners, lands in Aden at the outbreak of civil war, and endures a North Atlantic crossing during which he disocvers the existence of Force 13 winds. Approaching Japan at the end of a particularly trying delivery, he finds himself sailing in "a high impact debris zone," but his resolve is unshaken. "If a piece of rocketship jetsam fell out of the sky and sank me] after encounters with Hurricane Floyd, General Noriega, a tsunami, an erupting volcano, and Typhoon Roy, then it was meant to be."

A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup
A Full Cup
Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup
Paperback      ISBN: 1594485216

Today Lipton means tea. However, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton was known for much more than the Lipton tea empire. Raised in desperate poverty, he would build a global empire of markets, factories, plantations, and stockyards. But his epic pursuit of the America's Cup--a yachting trophy and the ultimate in international sport--made him a beloved figure on both sides of the Atlantic.

More than a story of innovation and achievement, A Full Cup also explores Lipton's most intriguing creation: his public persona, formed by a burgeoning mass media and a shameless self-promotion that made him one of the most recognizable figures of his time. Michael D'Antonio brings to life the surprising careers of this intrepid sailor, gregarious showman, and ingenious self-made millionaire--the world's very first celebrity CEO.
The Handbook of Sailing: A Complete Guide to All Sailing Techniques and Procedures for the Beginner and the Experienced Sailor
The Handbook of Sailing
A Complete Guide to All Sailing Techniques and Procedures for the Beginner and the Experienced Sailor
Paperback      ISBN: 0679740635

A guide to all aspects of sailing discusses choosing a sailboat, equipment, basic and advanced seamanship, cruising, navigation, meteorology, and safety