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Confluence - Beyond The River With Siseko Ntondini (Paperback): Piers Cruikshanks Confluence - Beyond The River With Siseko Ntondini (Paperback)
Piers Cruikshanks 3
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) In stock

Confluence tells the uplifting non-fiction story of the Duzi canoe marathon partnership of Piers Cruickshanks, a seasoned paddler who had won multiple gold medals in the Duzi, with Siseko Ntondini, a paddler who had come up through the ranks of the Soweto Canoe Club, whose dream was to win a gold medal in the Duzi.

The two men agree to paddle together and start training towards their gold-medal goal, but in order to get to even the start line, they need to overcome cultural and physical challenges to create a winning combination.

Timed to be released at the same time as Beyond The River, a movie based loosely on their story, this is a book that will have wide-ranging, feel-good appeal.

The Code - The Power Of "I Will" (Paperback): Shaun Tomson, Patrick Moser The Code - The Power Of "I Will" (Paperback)
Shaun Tomson, Patrick Moser 1
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

The twelve stories in this book, taken from Shaun Tomson's own life experiences in and out of the surfing world, offer the simple message "I will" as a model to face life's challenges and help you achieve your goals. All you need is to be encouraged to find your voice and commit yourself to positive values. The stories resonate with positivity and hope for the future, and are infused with the belief that even in the darkest time, light shines ahead to show you the way forward.

Shaun Tomson's impossibly handsome visage has long ago been carved deeply into the pantheon of surfing's elite. He need do nothing more than continue to surf Rincon well and make a few aloha-shirted public appearances now and then to stride off gloriously into surfing immortality. But in recent years, at least partially brought on by the devastating loss of his teenaged son Mathew, Tomson has waded into the world of inspirational writing and speaking, endeavoring to pass on the lessons he's learned from a life extraordinarily well-lived.

These stories will inspire you to believe in yourself and to believe in the power that each and every one of us has to shape our lives through the power of “I Will.”

Dive Sites Of South Africa & Mozambique (Paperback, 2nd): Fiona McIntosh Dive Sites Of South Africa & Mozambique (Paperback, 2nd)
Fiona McIntosh 1
R265 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R37 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

This guide offers spectacular and diverse diving in South Africa and Mozambique.

Dive with sharks, squid and sardines, exploring cold-water kelp forests, pristine tropical reefs and poignant shipwrecks. This guide features 180 of the best dives, with first-hand descriptions and site maps. Key dive information and contact details and a comprehensive marine species identification guide.

Book chapters include

  • Cape Peninsula and False Bay
  • Southern Cape Coast – Gansbaai & the Garden Route
  • Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred & East London
  • South Coast – Aliwal Shoal, Landers & Protea Banks
  • Durban & North Coast
  • Sodwana Bay
  • Northern Maputaland – Mabibi & Kosi Bay
  • Southern Mozambique
  • The Manta Coast
  • Vilanculos & the Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Nampula – Nacala Bay, Baixo do Pinda, Memba Bay and Ilha de Mozambique
  • Northern Mozambique – Pemba & the Quirmbas Archipelago
  • Inland dive sites
  • Marine species Identification Guide
  • Contacts

This guide will give you the information you need to be a responsible diver. Learn to care for the marine environment as well diving culture and gear you would need. This book is a must-have for any diving enthusiast.

Tri The Beloved Country - Running, Mountainbiking And Kayaking The Borders Of South Africa (Paperback): Kim van Kets Tri The Beloved Country - Running, Mountainbiking And Kayaking The Borders Of South Africa (Paperback)
Kim van Kets
R239 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R15 (6%) Within 7 - 11 working days

What makes a working mother and average athlete decide to take on a massive physical and mental challenge to run, cycle and kayak the perimeter of South Africa, covering 6 772 km in less than five months? Kim van Kets was inspired by her desire to demonstrate to her daughter the fact that mothers are heroes too. She was able to justify the 'time-out' after having built up a credit balance of 150 days owed to her by her adventurer husband. Her story is a positive and enthusiastic 'off the beaten track' South African adventure and is amusing, anecdotal and inspiring.

It tells of the physical and mental challenges of the journey but focuses on stories surrounding the people and places she encountered along the way, including those of the ancient Kalahari farmer who pronounced her to be a 'Ramkat' and the Nama goatherd who seemed doubtful about her gender and anxious to be rid of her. The book is also a wonderful South African travelogue and is studded with nuggets of history and fascinating trivia about the plants, animals, characters and places as well as brief summaries of important life lessons the journey highlighted for the author.

It will leave the reader feeling upbeat, inspired and eager to explore the splendour of the beloved country and its people.

From Whiskey To Water (Paperback): Sam Cowen From Whiskey To Water (Paperback)
Sam Cowen 1
R240 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R49 (20%) Within 4 - 10 working days

"My name is Samantha and Iím an alcoholic. At the time of writing, Iíve been sober for 13 years, 11 months and 16 days. And yes I still count. I promised I would never speak about it publicly until my children understood what that meant, that mommy was an alcoholic. I think they may have understood long before I did."

From Whiskey To Water is the no-holds-barred memoir by one of South Africaís most loved radio talk show hosts, Sam Cowen. Having kept her alcohol addiction well away from the public eye for over 14 years, in this tell-all tale, Sam finds the courage to talk about her struggle with her addiction to whiskey, food and finally to a passion that saved her life Ė marathon swimming. Told in her characteristically hilarious dead-pan style, this is one of the bravest books youíll read this year.

"So this is a book on how I stopped drinking? No, itís not. Itís how I stopped drinking, started eating, became clinically severely obese, stopped eating (everything that wasnít nailed down) and swam my way to freedom. No, itís not. Itís actually about addiction and learning and sadness and anxiety and love and drive. Itís about channelling the unchangeable into the miraculous. Itís about dragons and learning how to put them to sleep when you canít slay them. Itís about being my own Daenarys."

Diving In Mozambique (Paperback): Robynn Hofmeyr, Ross Hofmeyr Diving In Mozambique (Paperback)
Robynn Hofmeyr, Ross Hofmeyr
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) In stock

The ideal diving trip planner.

The first guide to dives and diving in Mozambique that describes the best dive centres and resorts in the region and that details the following key information:

  • facilities and equipment available
  • size of dive groups
  • length of dives
  • who leads the dives
  • distance to the launch site
  • the best time of year for diving
  • what there is to see
  • what health and safety precautions to take
More Power - The Story of Jurgen Grobler: the Most Successful Olympic Coach of All Time (Hardcover): Hugh Matheson More Power - The Story of Jurgen Grobler: the Most Successful Olympic Coach of All Time (Hardcover)
Hugh Matheson; As told to Christopher Dodd 1
R441 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R137 (31%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Arguably the greatest coach in British sporting history. Jurgen Grobler's Olympic coaching career is one of legend, yet the man himself has remained resolutely out of the spotlight. Over the last twenty years he has masterminded British Rowing's incomparable success. And when the difference between gold and silver can mean mere fractions of a second, Jurgen Grobler has consistently delivered Olympic gold through various boat classes and with an ever-changing group of athletes. Arguably the greatest coach in British sporting history, Grobler's unparalleled record outstrips many much better known records and stories; building champions such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell to name but few. This authoritative account of Grobler's career straddles the Iron Curtain, beginning in the German Democratic Republic, where systemic state-funded doping was an open secret, before crossing to Britain following the fall of the Berlin Wall. And whilst culture and sport have shifted dramatically over the last half century, Grobler's pursuit of greatness has never faltered. Written by Olympic medallist, Hugh Matheson, and rowing historian, Christopher Dodd, More Power is the unmissable story of one man's quest for glory, and sets out to unlock the secrets of Jurgen Grobler: the finest coach Olympic sport has ever seen.

Butterfly - From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph (Paperback): Yusra Mardini Butterfly - From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph (Paperback)
Yusra Mardini
R310 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R81 (26%) Within 4 - 8 working days

"Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape." - Yusra Mardini

Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat's engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard.

Butterfly is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Yusra Mardini is an athlete, one of People magazine’s twenty-five women changing the world, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and one of Time Magazine’s thirty most influential teens of 2016.

Surfing - A Beginner's Guide 3rd Edition (Paperback): Alf Alderson Surfing - A Beginner's Guide 3rd Edition (Paperback)
Alf Alderson
R325 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R77 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Surfing: A Beginner's Guide has been the go-to surf book for beginners since 1996. This third edition, now with the endorsement of Surfing England, takes you through all the vital steps to become a surfer: you will learn where to surf, when to surf and how to surf safely. You will learn the foundations such as choosing the correct equipment, which is essential to make any progress as a beginner; pre-surf preparation, including getting fit with tips and advice; and your first surfer steps on the beach and in the ocean. All these stages lead up to you catching your very first wave and the surfing bug. The sea is renowned for its beauty, but infamous for its dangers. Alf provides you with transferable skills to safely enjoy your new hobby. Safety features heavily in the book, and you will learn all the basic common-sense aspects of surfing that even the most experienced surfer forgets.

East Coast Rivers Cruising Companion - A Yachtsman's Pilot and Cruising Guide to the Waters from Lowestoft to Ramsgate... East Coast Rivers Cruising Companion - A Yachtsman's Pilot and Cruising Guide to the Waters from Lowestoft to Ramsgate (Hardcover)
Janet Harber
R787 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R209 (27%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Well established as 'the East Coast yachtsman's bible', this 20th edition of Jan Harber's classic cruising companion marks the book's 60th anniversary. Dating back to 1956 when Jack Coote, Jan's father, produced the first black and white edition, East Coast Rivers, now extending from Lowestoft to Ramsgate, continues to cover the rivers, curlew-haunted creeks and intricate shoals and swatchways of the Thames Estuary and surrounding rivers. Comprehensive pilotage and nautical information based on years of local knowledge is complemented by port information and local maritime history, helping cruising sailors to make the most of their visit to the East Coast. The text is illustrated throughout with updated charts and photographs, including spectacular aerial shots of a number of the rivers and entrances that make up this cherished cruising ground. Not only a pilot guide, this is the memoir of a family's history; exploring, capturing and celebrating this extraordinary sailing area.

Adrift - A True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea (Paperback, Film tie-in edition): Tami Oldham Ashcraft, Susea McGearhart Adrift - A True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea (Paperback, Film tie-in edition)
Tami Oldham Ashcraft, Susea McGearhart 1
R223 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R87 (39%) Within 7 - 12 working days

THE HEART-STOPPING MEMOIR, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SHAILENE WOODLEY AND SAM CLAFLIN, AND DIRECTED BY BALTASAR KORMAKUR (EVEREST) A compelling, at times devastating, ultimately inspiring account of how much can go wrong on the ocean and how, miraculously, one woman conquered her own fears. `An inspirational and empowering read' Shailene Woodley Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiance 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. Previously published as Red Sky in Mourning

Sailing Boat Manual - Buying, using, maintaining and repairing sailing dinghies and small sail cruisers (Hardcover): Dennis... Sailing Boat Manual - Buying, using, maintaining and repairing sailing dinghies and small sail cruisers (Hardcover)
Dennis Watts 2
R424 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R45 (11%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The dream of owning, maintaining and sailing your own boat without great expense can be achieved with the help of the Sailing Boat Manual. Written in down-to-earth language, it gives anyone new to sailing the confidence and knowledge to buy and enjoy a sailing dinghy or small sail cruiser. Packed with well-illustrated practical information and handy tips for both new and existing boat owners, this manual covers the routine maintenance, repairs and improvement of a sailing boat for those with good basic DIY skills and has further information for the jobs best left to the experts. There are also useful sections on buying, moorings and safe sailing techniques.

Mud, sweat and gears - South Africa's toughest and most scenic endurance sporting events (Hardcover): Steve Camp Mud, sweat and gears - South Africa's toughest and most scenic endurance sporting events (Hardcover)
Steve Camp
R325 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R67 (21%) Within 4 - 10 working days

South Africans are world-renowned for their love of extreme endurance sporting activities and their ability to organise world-class events. Some of these events are recognised as the oldest, largest and toughest in the world. Held in locations that range from rugged coastlines, lush green valleys, berg, bush and dessert, they offer some of the most scenic countryside to be found worldwide. Each year, thousands of competitors pit themselves against the elements and test their mettle to take part in many of South Africa`s hardest physical challenges. From the cold of the highest mountains to the unforgiving heat of the desert, by foot, water or bike seemingly ordinary people take on these endurance sporting events. Whether seeking to prove themselves as athletes, or attempting to escape the humdrum, one thing they all have in common is an unbreakable drive to test the very limits of their endurance. South Africa`s Toughest and Most Scenic Endurance Sporting Events, profiles 40 of the country`s toughest, unique, iconic and most scenic trail runs, marathons, swimming, off-shore and trans ocean sailing, canoeing, surf skiing, cycling, mountain biking, off-road motorcycling, off-shore ridged hull and multi-sports events. Breath-taking photographs and detailed information about each event will thrill endurance athletes, extreme sports addicts, and outdoor adventurers of all types and disciplines.

Kings of the Yukon - An Alaskan River Journey (Hardcover): Adam Weymouth Kings of the Yukon - An Alaskan River Journey (Hardcover)
Adam Weymouth 1
R376 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R119 (32%) Within 7 - 12 working days

'The best kind of travel writing ... An outstanding book' Rob Penn, author of The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees 'Enthralling' Luke Jennings, author of Blood Knots A captivating, lyrical account of an epic voyage by canoe down the Yukon River. The Yukon River is almost 2,000 miles long, flowing through Canada and Alaska to the Bering Sea. Setting out to explore one of the most ruggedly beautiful and remote regions of North America, Adam Weymouth journeyed by canoe on a four-month odyssey through this untrammelled wilderness, encountering the people who have lived there for generations. The Yukon's inhabitants have long depended on the king salmon who each year migrate the entire river to reach their spawning grounds. Now the salmon numbers have dwindled, and the encroachment of the modern world has changed the way of life on the Yukon, perhaps for ever. Weymouth's searing portraits of these people and landscapes offer an elegiac glimpse of a disappearing world. Kings of the Yukon is an extraordinary adventure, told by a powerful new voice.

Swim Wild - Dive into the natural world and discover your inner adventurer (Hardcover): Jack Hudson, Calum Hudson, Robbie Hudson Swim Wild - Dive into the natural world and discover your inner adventurer (Hardcover)
Jack Hudson, Calum Hudson, Robbie Hudson 1
R378 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R79 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Brothers Jack, Calum and Robbie have been swimming together their whole lives, and have never lost the sense of wonder, excitement and relief that getting in open water brings. In this book, we learn about their swimming feats, from tackling the 145km River Eden to setting the world record for swimming in the Arctic. They take us through their preparation for these expeditions, including sourcing wild spots in the heart of sprawling cities in which to train. They document the challenges they encounter and the successes often achieved in the most unexpected ways. And with everything they've learned, they give tips for those wanting to take on their own aquatic foray, whether a beginner or a seasoned swimmer.This book will show people of all ages how they too can take part in open water swimming and reconnect with the natural world around them. Their experience will embolden readers to escape their status quo and build confidence and contentment by challenging themselves to try something new and reconsider their relationship with nature and the wild. At its core, this book will provide advice, reassurance and inspiration for anyone in search of something more joyful, peaceful and, ultimately, meaningful.

Four Mums in a Boat - Friends Who Rowed 3000 Miles, Broke a World Record and Learnt a Lot About Life Along the Way (Paperback):... Four Mums in a Boat - Friends Who Rowed 3000 Miles, Broke a World Record and Learnt a Lot About Life Along the Way (Paperback)
Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies 1
R377 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R114 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 SPORTS BOOK AWARDS LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 The incredible true story of four ordinary working mums from Yorkshire who took on an extraordinary challenge and broke a world record along the way. Janette, Frances, Helen and Niki, though all from Yorkshire, were four very different women, all juggling full time jobs alongside being mothers to each of their 2 children. They could never be described as athletes, but they were determined to be busy and the local Saturday morning rowing club was the perfect place to go to have a laugh and a gossip, get the blood pumping in the open air, and feel invigorated. Brought together by their love of rowing, they quickly became firm friends, and it wasn't long before they cooked up a crazy idea over a few glasses of wine: together, they were going to do something that fewer people than had gone into space or climbed Everest had succeeded in doing. They were going to cross 3,000 miles of treacherous ocean in the toughest row in the world, The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Yes, they had children and husbands that they would be leaving behind for two months, yes they had businesses to run, mortgages to pay, responsibilities. And there was that little thing of them all being in their 40s and 50s. But two years of planning, preparation, fundraising, training and difficult conversations later, and they found themselves standing on the edge of the San Sebastian harbour in the Canary Islands, petrified, exhilarated and ready to head up the race of their lives. This is the story of how four friends together had the audacity to go on a wild, terrifying and beautiful adventure, not to escape life, but for life not to escape them.

Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road - The Essential Guide to the COLREGs Second edition (Paperback): Paul B. Boissier Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road - The Essential Guide to the COLREGs Second edition (Paperback)
Paul B. Boissier
R329 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R78 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Collisions are expensive! Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water. This book is aimed at both yachtsmen and professional mariners. It is updated for the latest COLREGs and amendments. Paul Boissier explains the intention of each rule and how it should be applied when at sea. It is the perfect companion when studying for any nautical exam. There are plenty of quirky tips on how to remember the various rules, and test sections allow readers to check their comprehension and act as perfect aids to revision. Anecdotes and explanations help clarify the rules and make this a very readable book. If you need to pass an exam, require an on-board reference, or wish to improve your understanding of the nautical rules of the road, this is the ideal book for you.

Rya Youth Sailing Scheme (Paperback): Rya Youth Sailing Scheme (Paperback)
R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Within 7 - 11 working days
Butterfly - From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph (Hardcover): Yusra Mardini Butterfly - From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph (Hardcover)
Yusra Mardini 1
R426 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R91 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

“Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape.” – Yusra Mardini

Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat’s engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard.

Butterfly is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Yusra Mardini is an athlete, one of People magazine’s twenty-five women changing the world, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and one of Time Magazine’s thirty most influential teens of 2016.

RYA Competent Crew Skills (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): RYA Competent Crew Skills (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
1
R272 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R16 (6%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Extreme Surf (reduced format) (Hardcover, Shows the amazing extremes surfers will go to to find the ultimate wave.): Benjamin... Extreme Surf (reduced format) (Hardcover, Shows the amazing extremes surfers will go to to find the ultimate wave.)
Benjamin Marcus 1
R273 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R101 (37%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Imagine paddling along, just ahead of a wave that has risen to a monstrous 70 ft - a thousand tons of moving liquid arching over your head whilst you accelerate up to 55 mph, then fly through the arc of rushing water in a race to pull clear before it collapses upon you. 'Extreme surf' is a tribute to the adrenalin rush of catching a big wave. A fascinating journey through the world's most awe-inspiring surfing locations, from Teahupoo, Tahiti to Mavericks, North California, it describes one of the currently most loved, yet dangerous sports. Beginning with a history of the sport's evolution, the book takes us to the most remote, most popular, and most dangerous surfing spots. From the longest, fastest, coldest and warmest waves to the deadliest waters, this book will thrill with its images and text. 'Extreme Surf' is the 4th title in the successful 'Extreme' sport series ('Extreme Golf 04'; 'Extreme Sail 06', 'Extreme Running 07'.) This is mini-edition.

World Cruising Routes - 1000 Sailing Routes in All Oceans of the World (Paperback): Jimmy Cornell World Cruising Routes - 1000 Sailing Routes in All Oceans of the World (Paperback)
Jimmy Cornell 1
R1,344 R1,261 Discovery Miles 12 610 Save R83 (6%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Long established as the bible for long-distance cruisers and a bestseller for more than 25 years, World Cruising Routes is the indispensable planning guide to nearly 1,000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world from the tropical South Seas to the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic, geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors. It contains information on the winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather, as well as suggestions about optimum times for individual routes. This new, fully revised and updated 8th edition assesses how changes around the world have affected cruising routes and how climatic change has altered the cruising landscape and necessitated adaptations in timing and route-planning. It provides over 6,000 waypoints to assist skippers in planning individual routes. It is the perfect one-stop reference for planning a cruise anywhere in the world. 'The most important book for long-distance voyagers to come along in decades.' Cruising World

Knox-Johnston on Seamanship & Seafaring (Hardcover): Robin Knox-Johnston Knox-Johnston on Seamanship & Seafaring (Hardcover)
Robin Knox-Johnston
R338 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R77 (23%) Within 7 - 12 working days

On 14th June 1968 Robin Knox-Johnston set sail from Falmouth to take part in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race - the first, non-stop, single-handed sailing race around the world. He was an unknown 29-year old Merchant Navy Officer. Ten and a half months later he sailed back into Falmouth, the only finisher in the race and the first man to complete a non-stop solo circumnavigation. Since then he has had an illustrious sailing career, with 3 further circumnavigations, including the fastest circumnavigation and last racing solo round the world in 2007, aged 68. Few people have sailed as many miles as Robin. Now, 50 years since setting out on the Golden Globe Race, you can benefit from Robin's wealth of experience as he shares his thoughts on seamanship and seafaring in this new book, selected from his most provoking, insightful and perceptive writing from the pages of Yachting World magazine. The first half of the book concentrates on seamanship and looks at the skills and gear required. The second half allows Robin to reminisce on memorable boats, races and places he has experienced in his last 50 years of seafaring. The book starts with an original piece by Robin reflecting on the last 50 years.

Norfolk and Suffolk Tide Tables 2018 - In conjunction with Bertram Books (Paperback): Linden Crescent Marketing Ltd Norfolk and Suffolk Tide Tables 2018 - In conjunction with Bertram Books (Paperback)
Linden Crescent Marketing Ltd
R63 R54 Discovery Miles 540 Save R9 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Ionian - Corfu, Levkas, Cephalonia, Zakinthos and the coast to Finakounda (Paperback, 9th New edition): Rod Heikell Ionian - Corfu, Levkas, Cephalonia, Zakinthos and the coast to Finakounda (Paperback, 9th New edition)
Rod Heikell 2
R458 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R40 (9%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Like its companions, West Aegean and East Aegean, Ionian contains detailed information on many of the smaller harbours and anchorages which cannot be covered as comprehensively in Rod Heikell's major guide, Greek Waters Pilot. These handy cruising companions are ideal for charterers and flotilla sailors who are in the area for a short time but to make the best of it need all the essential background information on places to visit, history, food and travelling in Greece at their fingertips. Cruisers on their own yachts will also find much of interest and additional pilotage when cruising in the area. Ionian covers the coasts and islands south from Corfu, southwards to Finakounda and eastwards to Mesolongion. Ionian is essential on-board reference. This new 9th edition has been revised thoroughly throughout. The authors have updated the text and plans, and added lively new photographs. 'Heikell's style is easy to digest and gives pleasure in the details of the history, geography and social circumstances of the places described as well as the essential sailing information.' The Little Ship 'This book, as well as being a practical manual on Ionian cruising, seems to have absorbed much of the author's personal feelings regarding the charm which draws him back to it, and any reader who has had a whiff of the magic spell of the Greek islands will sense this, and inevitably renew the resolve to return and experience it once again in greater measure.' Nautical Magazine 'Rod Heikell nowadays is to the Mediterranean as gin is to tonic. It is difficult to imagine sailing there without one of his guides. Clear pilot notes, chartlets and plentiful illustrations, with entertaining commentaries on each place. Up-to-date observations on local and national regulations. The new edition does not disappoint. If one must choose, I would have no hesitation in recommending Heikell.' Cruising Association 'Rod has a knack for dropping in snippets of interest and colour to give the reader a feel for the atmosphere of each port or bay.' Yachting Monthly 'Like all Rod Heikell's pilots, it is also a travel guide in its own right.' Ionian Magazine 'The sailing directions are particularly useful when entering the smaller anchorages and harbours, for which little information is to be found on charts, and include excellent harbour plans and top quality aerial photographs.' Flying Fish Magazine (Ocean Cruising Club)

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