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Desperate Voyage

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by John Caldwell
In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama afetr the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.
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Capt. Joshua Slocum

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by VICTOR SLOCUM
A devoted chronicle...of a man who showed emourmous skill, resource and courage in the first voyage of its kind in history. Joshua Slocum was a sensational seaman. New York Times Book Review
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Gossip

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by Cecily Gould
This is the story of a most unusual man, Dambom, his yacht "Gossip" and his family who grew to love and crew her from small children and throughout their lives. "Gossip"'s many adventures both home and abroad are recounted here. Sister ship to the celebrated "Firecrest" in which Alain Gerbault made the first single-handed Atlantic crossing from east to west in 1923, "Gossip" was in turn being prepared for t...
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Breeze For A Bargeman

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by Bob Roberts
An exciting sailing narrative evoking a vivid picture of Bob Robert's time in the Thames sailing barge Cambria. In this book he introduces some of the colourful characters that he met over the years in those trading days. Then he became part owner of the Whitstable fishing vessel Quartette and made passage to Rio de Janeiro encountering various adventures on the voyage. Quartette was sold in Port of Spain a...
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Transatlantic At Last

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by Helen Tew
Helen Tew sailed across the Atlantic in a small boat at the age of 89. This is a remarkable book about a remarkable life, by a remarkable woman whose sense of adventure is both infectious and inspirational.
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The Way of a Ship

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by Derek Lundy
Benjamin Lundy crossed oceans under sail in the late nineteenth century and over one hundred years later Derek Lundy, his great-great nephew, has re-created that journey. In The Way of a Ship he places Benjamin on board the Beara Head with a community of fellow seamen as they perform the exhausting and dangerous work of sailing a square-rigger across the Atlantic and round Cape Horn. Derek Lundy adorns his ...
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Missing The Boat

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by Hutchinson, Michael
The hilarious true story of an amateur boating adventure. Yacht racing. A world of privilege and money. Beautiful women, bronzed men, and Simon le Bon explaining that he used to be in a band. It's not like that for everyone. Somewhere much, much further down the ladder it all looks very different. As a teenager, Michael Hutchinson raced tiny plywood dinghies on Belfast Lough, amid shoals of sewage-eating je...
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Blue-Water Empire

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by Holland Robert
"Blue-Water Empire" is Robert Holland's magnificent narrative of Britain's military and cultural ties with the Mediterranean Sea, in the style of the epic naval histories of N. A. M. Rodger. Britain has been a major presence in the Mediterranean from the Battle of the Nile to the end of empire, as both a military and a colonising force on the islands and coastlines of the sea. Robert Holland traces the fasc...
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The Bounty

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by Caroline Alexander
The bestselling author of The Endurance reveals the startling truth behind the legend of the Mutiny on the Bounty - the most famous sea story of all time. More than two centuries have passed since Fletcher Christian mutinied against Lt. Bligh on a small armed transport vessel called Bounty. Why the details of this obscure adventure at the end of the world remain vivid and enthralling is as intriguing as the...
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Two in a Boat

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by Gwyneth Lewis
In her forties Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis decided to trade in her landlubber life -- a nice house in Cardiff and a sensible job at the BBC -- for life aboard a small yacht with her husband Leighton, a former bosun with the Merchant Navy and now in his mid-sixties. "We bought our first sailing boat by accident! She was a twenty-three-foot Intro class racer called Nitro, had a yellow hull and was totally unsui...
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Titanic Lives

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by Davenport-Hines, Richard
Marking the centenary of the Titanic disaster, 'Titanic Lives' is a fresh investigation of the lives of the passengers and crew on board the most famous ship in history. On the night of 14 April 1912, midway through her maiden voyage, the seemingly unsinkable Titanic hit an iceberg, sustaining a 300-feet gash as six compartments were wrenched open to the Atlantic Ocean. In little over two hours, the palatia...
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When a loose cannon flogs a dead horse there's the devil to pay

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by Olivia A. Isil
Have you ever wondered about the origin of "son of a gun," "flotsam and jetsam," or "hunky-dory"? You'll find the nautical derivation of these expressions and more than 250 others in this collection of nautical metaphors and colloquialisms. In addition, this book includes thought-provoking and entertaining examples of these words drawn from literature, movies, and song, and contains sections of legends of t...
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A Race Too Far

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by Chris Eakin
In 1968, the "Sunday Times" organised the Golden Globe race - an incredible test of endurance never before attempted - a round the world yacht race that must be completed single-handed and non-stop, going into port for repairs or supplies would mean disqualification. This remarkable challenge inspired the daring to enter - with or without sailing experience. "A Race Too Far" is the story of how the race unf...
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Sailor's Little Book

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by Basil Mosenthal
This book is a fun compendium of sea-wisdom, sayings of the sea and anecdotes. The adages are humorous and many have a sting in the tail. A fun compendium of sailing anecdotes.* Sea wisdom and wit for present day sailors* A perfect present for those with an interest in the sea* Serious and humorous quotations* Good bunkside (or bedside) reading* This second edition contains approx. 20 new material and is ...
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Gipsy Moth IV

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by PAUL GELDER
The dramatic story of Gipsy Moth IV from her epic first circumnavigation to her restoration, wreck and triumphant return. In this beautifully illustrated book, Yachting Monthly's Paul Gelder tells the remarkable story of Gipsy Moth's rise, fall and triumphant rise again. It is the definitive history of this sailing icon, illustrated throughout with never before published photographs of the boat, the restora...
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Knox-Johnston On Sailing

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by Robin Knox-Johnston
A lifetime of reflections on the joys, terrors, and triumphs of sailing from Britain's greatest yachtsman The first man to sail solo and non-stop around the world, in 1969, Robin Knox-Johnston instantly became an international legend. In addition to setting other global sailing records, he has led sailing expeditions to far flung destinations, amassing a breadth of experience few can equal. In his new boo...
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Sailing The Dream

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by Mike Perham
Robin Knox-Johnston said it could be suicidal. The head of the Royal Yachting Association told him not to go. Mike Perham ignored them and in August 2009, at the age of just 17 years, 5 months and 11 days, became the youngest person to have sailed solo around the world. "Sailing the Dream" tells the story of that amazing voyage, a 9-month odyssey full of technical and navigational challenges that would stum...
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Cruise Ship SOS

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by Ben MacFarlane
Who gets the call if it all goes wrong at sea?Meet Dr Ben MacFarlane. After spending a year as a repatriation doctor, he's heading around the world as a ship's doctor - and with 3,000 passengers and crew to look after he's in for the most exciting trip of his life.On one dramatic voyage he deals with broken bones and broken hearts, and picks up the pieces after fights in the crew bar and freak accidents on ...
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Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers

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by Lucia del Sol Knight
This long-awaited volume is a majestic guide and a tribute to the world's great yacht designers. Ten years in preparation, and with an expert editorial board giving it direction, The Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers defines the field with fascinating entries by eighty experts and over 800 photographs and drawings. In these pages such legendary figures from the past as William Fife, L. Francis Herreshoff, an...
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Pilgrims - New World Settlers and the Call of home

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by Susan Hardman Moore
This book uncovers what might seem to be a dark side of the American dream: the New World from the viewpoint of those who decided not to stay. At the core of "Pilgrims" are the life-histories of people who left New England during the British Civil Wars and Interregnum, 1640-1660. More than a third of the ministers who had stirred up emigration from England deserted their flocks to return home. The colonists...
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