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Born to Win - the Dramatic Story Behind the America's Cup 1983

By John Bertrand as Told to Patrick Robinson - Forword By Richard Bach

Bantam Books, 1986 Glossy covers with no creases. 385 clean pages. Illustrated. A book that has been carefully read.


Red Mutiny - Mutiny, Revolution and Revenge on the Battleship Potemkin

By Neal Bascomb

London: Phoenix, 2008 This is a new and unread copy of this book, but two pages of the index to the rear of the book have sustained mild damage in the binding process resulting in a small closed tead to the bottom of the pages. This does not affect the text, but hence the low price. Otherwise no faults or creases to the covers or to the spine. Illustrated.


Taking on the World
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Taking on the World

By Ellen MacArthur

Penguin Books, 2003 An excellent copy of this book. No creases to the spine or to the covers. 194 tight clean pages. Illustrated.


The Queen of Whale Cay - the Eccentric Story of 'Joe' Carstairs - Fastest Woman on Water

By Kate Summerscale

Fourth Estate, 1997 248 tight, clean pages. Illustrated. Black boards with gilt title to the spine.The jacket is also in very good condition. No amazing account of the woman who smoked cheroots and dressed as a man, who became the fastest female speedboat racer in the world.


History of the World's Warships

By Christopher Chant

U K: J Webb, 2001 Glossy laminated covers. 433 clean pages plus index. Fully illustrated throughout. The page edges are a little 'dusty'. There is a slight 'movement' to the book. The jacket has mild shelfwear and a closed tear to the top corner. This is a very heavy book and has been priced to include any extra postage needed above the set rate, UK or surface. This is a used book, reading/study copy only.


War at Sea - Witness to World War II

By Karen Farrington

U K: Blitz Editions, 1995 Bright laminated glossy boards. 80 clean and very well illustrated pages.


Canoeing Skills and Canoe Expedition Technique for Teachers and Leaders

By Squdron Leader P. F. Williams RAF

London: Pelham books, 1972 A very good copy of this book. 151 bright clean pages plus index. Very well illustrated. The jacket is also in very good condition, with no creases and only the smallest sign of wear to the back bottom corner tip. School library with one neat stamp under fly-leaf.


Sailing School - an Illustrated Course in Dinghy and Small Cruiser Sailing

By Doug Schryver

London: Macdonald Queen Anne Press, 1988 An excellent copy of this book. No creases to the spine or to the covers. 192 very bright, clean pages. Packed with text and illustrations. - a fully illustrated guide to the techniques of dinghy and small cruiser sailing, specially commissioned step-by-step photographs, an explanation of basic aerodynamic and hydrdynamic principles,heavy weather techniques and safety routines. . An informative course of instruction in all aspects of the sport, including inshore dinghy racing and offshore cruising.


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By Dava Sobel

London: Forth Estate, 1998 An excellent copy of this book. New and unread. Wonderful ' peephole ' cover, one peephole showing John Harrison and another showing his timepiece. No creases to the spine or to the covers.--- at the heart of this fascinating history of astronomy, navigation and horology stands the figure of John Harrison, self taught Yorkshire clockmaker, and his forty year obsession with building the perfect timekeeper.



By Gwyn Griffin

U. K.: Companion Book Club, 1961 A very good copy of this book. Very clean, white pages. The jacket is clean and complete but is faded to the spine. - A story of mutiny on thr high seas.


The Sealers

By Peter Tutein, Translated By Eugene Gay-Tifft

London: Cassell and Company, 1938 Binding is grey cloth; 247 pages. Spine is cocked from being read. Bottom right hand corner of front cover has a minor bump. Some slight edgewear and light soiling. Internally clean, with no inscriptions or marks.


The Past Afloat

By Anthony Burton

U. K.: Andre Deutsch, 1982 191 very clean pages packed with text and illustrations - photographs. This book is an introduction to Britain's seafaring history. It tells the absorbing story of the working vessels of the past, how they were desined and built, what sails and rigging they carried, and how and when steam took over. Anthony Burton's meticulously researched text will serve as a detailed guide to maritime collections in Britain and, together with Clive Coote's stunning photographs, vividly evokes the atmosphere of the early days at sea.


Plain Sailing: Dinghy

By Crab Searl, Introduction By Peter Milne

London: Chancerel, 1975 Some minor edgewear, mainly at the corners. Small pen mark to top right hand corner of opening page.96 pages. One of a series of three books compiled from the long-running Evening News feature "Plain Sailing", this volume dealsnwith small boats and starting to sail. Drawingsm diagrams and texts combine to provide a background for learning to sail and joining Britain's fastest-growing sport.


A Century of Our Sea Story

By Walter Jeffery

London: John Murray, 1900 Cloth cover with no dj. Gilt design on front cover of a setting sun with a silhouetted sailing ship and some stylized sea creatures and waves underneath in darker silhouette. Title in gilt on front cover and spine. Spine a little faded. Some bumping and light wear to either end of spine. Previous owner's name neatly inscribed to top right hand corner of opening page and the date 1901. Occasional light foxing to bottom half of several pages. Embossed circular stamp to title page stating "Presented by Mr Murray". 381 pages, including index. Picture of Nelson facing title page.


The Complete Guide to Windsurfing

By Jeremy Evans

London: Evans Brothers Ltd, 1983 A very comprensive book all about the art of windsurfing.Packed full of techniques, Handling skills, getting started etc.This is a large soft cover book with pages of colour pictures and easy to read text. This copy is an ex college lib and has been used but is not damaged apart from one small lib stamp and code bar. It has been covered at one time with a contact plastic and has a small amount of soiling first blank page where it has been held open.Internally very clean and tight, cover bright.



By David Macaulay

London: Dorling Kindersley, 1994 Today the small wooden ships called caravels would hardly be noticed in a port full of modern sailing vessels. But in their day, they were a technological triumph - the space shuttles of the fifteenth century. The creation of the caravel, a ship ideally suited to the uncertainties of coastal exploration and transatlantic travel, changed the map of the world forever. And yet there are no drawings or models from that time which tell us exactly what these ships looked like or how they were built. In David Macaulay's SHIP, we join a group of modern day underwater archaeologists as they search for a long-lost caravel in the reefs of the Caribbean. The piece-by-piece recovery of maritime artefacts, along with their subsequent interpretation, is straightforwardly described through a combination of drawings, documents, maps and diagrams. And as the clues to the past are pieced together, a story is revealed - of the triumphant birth of the ship Magdalena of Seville, and of its tragic final voyage a continent away. Although a work of fiction, SHIP is based almost entirely on recent and continuing efforts of archaeologists and historians around the world. David Macaulay again demonstrates his rare skill in clearly presenting a wealth of historical and technological information through the immediacy of narrative.