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A Voyage for Madmen
In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward was madness, failure, and death. In this extraordinary book, Peter Nichols chronicles a contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems. A Voyage for Madmen is a tale of sailors driven by their own dreams and demons, of horrific storms in the Southern Ocean, and of those riveting moments when a split-second decision means the difference between life and death.
Sailing Fundamentals (Revised and Updated)
Written by America's foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing - from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring - and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Illustrated step-by-step in two colors with over 150 line drawings and photographs.
Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race
In the face of turmoil and tragedy, a crew of "amateur" sailors piloted their tiny vessel--the AFR Midnight Rambler--through a treacherous storm in order to achieve victory in a world-renowned sailing competition. Their triumph--perhaps even their survival--owes itself to their astonishing commitment to teamwork: an alchemy of cooperation, trust, planning, and execution. Author Dennis N.T. Perkins chronicles their nearly four-day ordeal and draws parallels to the world of business, revealing how teams can work together to overcome obstacles and succeed during difficult times. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is among the most demanding sailing competitions in the world. Unpredictable seas make the approximately-630-nautical-mile course grueling under the best conditions, but the 1998 race proved to be the most perilous to date when a sudden and violent storm struck. Winds gusted over 100 mph and monstrous 80-foot waves towered over boat masts. Six sailors perished and another 55 were saved in what became the largest search and rescue operation in Australia's history. But even while bigger, better-equipped yachts attempted to maneuver around the storm, Ed Psaltis and his crew on the AFR Midnight Rambler made the daring decision to head directly into its path. Winner of the 2013 Small Business Book Awards from Small Business Trends, Into the Storm will help your team achieve extraordinary feats--together. Illustrated with examples from the story and compelling case studies, this engaging book provides the resources and tools to support teams on their sometimes-tumultuous journey to success.
Adrift: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea
Ashcraft, Tami Oldham
The heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest). “An inspirational and empowering read.”—Shailene Woodley 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 the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They 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. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight. Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love.
Passage to Juneau
With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning Bad Land, Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The physical distance is 1,000 miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat. But Passage to Juneau also traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide between the Northwest's Indians and its first European explorers - between its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new class. Along the way, Raban offers captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of personal loss.
Stress-Free Mooring: For Sail and Power
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
This indispensable visual guide takes the stress out of mooring, with step-by-step photographic instructions helping sailors with mooring and berthing situations in a yacht or motorboat.Stress-Free Mooring is a quick-access, extremely visual on-board practical guide to how to approach mooring and berthing situations in a yacht or motorboat.Condensing material from the highly successful Stress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating into a bite-sized book for easy reference, Duncan Wells provides instant guidance to helmsmen seeking to learn how best to get on and off pontoons, jetties and harbor walls in all directions of wind and tide, as well as anchoring and picking up mooring buoys. The techniques are applicable anywhere in the world, on any type and size of boat.Areas covered include:• Tying knots and mastering other rope work• Adapting to different wind and tide configurations• Casting off from a dock• Springs, bridles and slipped lines• Coming alongside a berth• Rafting up with other boats• Anchoring• Picking up a mooring buoyWith step-by-step photos, explanatory diagrams and concise hints and tips, helmsmen can have at their fingertips the answers they need to all manner of mooring problems.
The Sailing Bible: The Complete Guide for All Sailors from Novice to Expert
The Sailing Bible is the complete, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of your sailing at whatever level. Whether you are a dinghy or yacht sailor, just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this book will give you all the answers you are looking for.This new edition has been revised throughout and brought completely up to date, featuring new techniques and new approaches to navigation, communication and first aid, including dedicated electronics, apps and software for use with smartphones, tablets and plotters.
The Exceptional History of the Little Cup
The Little Cup began as a technical and sporting challenge launched by Great Britain against the United States in the early 1960s. It is now the International C-Class Championship, and far more than just another sailing competition: it is a veritable leading-edge technology laboratory that develops the fastest sailing boats in the world.Handsomely illustrated with photographs, maps and over a hundred sets of plans dating from the early days of the competition to the present, this book presents the races, the people and the new technologies that have evolved over the course of the 26 championships, demonstrating the sailors' insatiable desire and unremitting search for ever-greater speed.
Ocean of Insight: A Sailor's Voyage from Despair to Hope
Mann, Heather Lyn
Heather Lyn Mann was a battle–weary environmental advocate in Madison, Wisconsin, struggling over what to do about climate change when she and her husband decided to explore the Atlantic on a small sloop. This memoir of six years living afloat is a chronological unfolding of disasters and discoveries—life–threatening storms, the boredom of isolation, societies on the brink of extinction, sinking ships, colorful Caribbean characters, near collisions, a pirate scare, and more. Throughout, the ocean becomes Mann’s teacher, transforming her with uncompromising lessons on how to harmonize with natural order, the exact moments and ways to let in fearlessness, resilience, happiness, impermanence, balance, compassion, skillful action, and beginner’s mind. Her suspenseful, sometimes hilarious, and always heart–warming journey of body and mind, shaped by ancient Buddhist teachings, entertains as it charts reality’s depths and danger zones so arm–chair adventurers, spiritual seekers, and the climate concerned can navigate tumultuous waters and arrive together on the shore of planetary well–being.
Superdocious!: Racing Insights and Revelations from Legendary Olympic Sailor Rodney Pattisson
Rodney Pattisson MBE, the three-time Olympic medalist and multi-world champion, is an iconic figure within the sailing world. A winner in dinghies, multihulls, and offshore, he has set race and speed records, and with Lawrie Smith led Britain's challenge for the America's Cup in 1983. They were beaten in the finals by Alan Bond's eventual winner, Australia II.A perfectionist when it comes to race preparation, and passionate about speed on the water, Pattisson's successes stem from a selfless focus on the end goal, a ruthless desire to win, and an unquenchable thirst to succeed in everything he does. An intensely private individual, Pattisson has always kept his own counsel, keeping the media at arm's length and viewing press attention as an unwanted distraction from winning. His previously untold story not only charts his own trials and tribulations in becoming one of the best sailors in the world, but also reveals the double standards, deceit, political and sporting interference, and outright cheating he faced along the way.
Gitana: 140 Years of Rothschild Yachting History
The exciting history of the Rothschild family's fleet of racing yachts, all named Gitana, is recounted in this new book. Beginning on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, in 1876, when Baroness Julie-Caroline de Rothschild christened her schooner Gitana, 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.
Pass Your Day Skipper (6th Edition)
Since the first edition was published, Pass Your Day Skipper has helped thousands of students through their shore-based Day Skipper course. Concise and comprehensive, this "crammer" covers all the essentials of the RYA syllabus, arranged in bite-size chunks to make revision easier and brought fully up to date in this, its sixth edition.Throughout, the theory is set in a practical seagoing perspective, and helpful tips on exam tactics are provided too. And to relieve the tension of all that swotting, each section is enlivened with Mike Peyton's best-loved cartoons.
Reeds Marine Distance Tables (16th Edition)
Reeds Marine Distance Tables give quick and accurate distance references between 500 regularly used ports around the world, including major turning points and a Transatlantic distance table.The book is divided into key "market areas," and includes a pull-out map for area identification and easy see-at-a-glance port reference. Traffic Separation Schemes are calculated into the tables while the distance to any port not included can easily be determined by making an approximation from the next closest port. Useful tables of major "turning points" around the world (such as Cape Finisterre, Cape Horn and the Dover Straits), Transatlantic distances, world time zones, and time and speed conversion tables are also included.This edition has been improved and expanded. Emerging ports around the world have also been added to reflect modern trends and developments in shipping movements and expansions.Reeds Marine Distance Tables are an invaluable reference for ship owners, operators, brokers, navigators, and superyacht skippers wanting a quick and accurate distance reference between all the regularly used commercial ports around the world.. Using this one reference, anyone can calculate the shortest or most economical distances between all the major ports in the world.
Learning to Sail
Learning to Sail is the ideal guide for new sailors. It is also valuable as a backup to sailing courses and useful as a refresher course on the basics. Lively color photographs and clear diagrams highlight expert instruction on topics that range from the various parts of a boat to advanced knots, reading charts and navigation.
Reeds Looseleaf Update Pack 2020 (Reed's Almanac)
The Reeds Looseleaf Almanac is a versatile system that combines almanac and pilotage information in a unique looseleaf format, bound inside a durable binder to stay open on the chart table, and let the user tailor the Reeds Almanac to their needs.The Reeds Looseleaf Almanac provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, including the Azores and Madeira. Includes 700 harbour chartlets, Harbour facilities, Tide tables and streams, 7,500 waypoints, International codes and flags, Weather, Distance tables, Passage advice, Area planning charts, Rules of the road, Radio information, Communications, Safety, Mayday and distress procedures, and Documentation and Customs. The 2020 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. The looseleaf format makes information access quick and easy whilst allowing the navigator to refresh it with the annual update pack.
Reeds Western Almanac 2019 (Reed's Almanac)
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
The Reeds Western Almanac covers the coastline from Cape Wrath to Padstow as well as the whole of Ireland, and is ideal for any boater lucky enough to cruise and race in the superb waters off the coast of Western Scotland, Ireland or Western England. It offers ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format.Completely updated for 2019, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. It is the complete guide for both Irish and Scottish mariners as well as those cruising the UK west coast.Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide.
Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac 2020 (Reed's Almanac)
A practical guide to sailing the North Atlantic coastline from Denmark to the Gironde published in association with Practical Boat Owner.Meticulously researched and available in a handy paperback, this popular almanac contains a wealth of information presented in an easy to find, quick reference manner for practical on-board use. The Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac covers the whole of the UK and Ireland and the west coast of Europe from Denmark to the Gironde.Featuring sections on:- Tide tables, tidal streams and tidal gates- Secondary port differences- 2,500+ waypoints- Radio data- Light recognition- Weather information- Principal lights- IALA buoyage- International codes and flags- Sun/moon rise and set plus Emergency information.
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