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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 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R49 (17%) Ships in 5 - 21 working days

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.

Running Free - The Autobiography (Hardcover): Robin Knox-Johnston Running Free - The Autobiography (Hardcover)
Robin Knox-Johnston 1
R538 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R187 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston burst to fame when he became the first man ever to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world. Now, 50 years on from that famous voyage, he reveals the true, extraordinary story of his life. After leaving school, he immediately joined the Royal Naval Reserve before serving in the merchant navy and travelling the world. During that time, he spied for the British government in the Gulf, worked in the South African dockyards, and built his boat Suhaili in Bombay, before sailing home to England. In June 1968, he set sail in Suhaili in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, and Running Free vividly brings to life that remarkable voyage, where he was the only person to finish the race, completing his journey on 22 April 1969 and thus entering the record books. Once back home, he set up a hugely successful business and continued his naval adventures, completing a second solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2007 - at 68, he became the oldest to complete this feat. Knox-Johnston's insatiable appetite for life and adventure shines through these pages, making this book a must for all sailing enthusiasts, readers of books by Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonington, or for anyone who has felt that the time for putting up your feet can always be put back to another day.

Mastering Navigation at Sea - De-Mystifying Navigation for the Cruising Skipper (Paperback): Paul Boissier Mastering Navigation at Sea - De-Mystifying Navigation for the Cruising Skipper (Paperback)
Paul Boissier
R447 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R82 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A lot of people are drawn to the sea, and for good reason - it's the world's last wild and largely unspoilt wilderness. But to properly enjoy the sea, and to do so safely, you must have the skills, knowledge and confidence to plan thoroughly and stay one step ahead of the game. This book is thoughtfully written to help yachtsmen do just that. It's not another RYA Course Handbook; it's written by a mariner for other mariners. It's well-informed, easy to read and honest about the author's triumphs and disasters over a lifetime's navigating. He has a unique perspective having navigated in many parts of the world from high up on the bridge of a warship, close to the water in a cruising yacht and at depth in a submarine. After his navy career he was Chief Executive of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), often dealing with the consequences of poor navigation. The author brings the subject to life in a book that is designed to help yachtsmen refresh their knowledge of, and their enthusiasm for, the timeless skills of navigation. It is packed with hundreds of illustrations - colour photographs, charts, diagrams and tables - making the text easy to understand. The book is part of Fernhurst Books' Skipper's Library series of practical books for the cruising sailor.

River Wye Canoe Map 2 - Hoarwithy to Chepstow (Sheet map, folded): Rivers Publishing River Wye Canoe Map 2 - Hoarwithy to Chepstow (Sheet map, folded)
Rivers Publishing
R240 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R45 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is one of two strip maps for anyone wanting to explore the river Wye by canoe. Designed by canoeists for canoeists, it is very much a 'hands on' map - waterproof and easy to use whilst paddling down the river - it even floats! It shows all the essential paddling information as clearly as possible at a large scale - 1:36,000. There are two maps in the series - this map covers the section from Hoarwithy to Chepstow (the section from Glasbury to Hoarwithy is a separate map - 9780995751309). This map includes Hoarwithy, Ross on Wye, Symonds Yat, Monmouth and Chepstow.The two maps cover all 161 km of the most popular canoeing stretch of the river from Glasbury to Chepstow. These are 'strip maps' - with 4 convenient sections on each map showing the river and the countryside on each side of the river. The base mapping uses O.S. geodata which has been edited and enhanced to show essential information as clearly as possible. The maps show roads, towns, villages, footpaths, rivers, streams, lakes, churches, farms, houses, woods and hills. Physical relief is shown with a contour interval of 10m.Canoeing information is highlighted with colour boxes and symbols to show recommended launch sites, rapids, campsites, pubs, cafes and canoe hire bases. There are brief guidance notes on paddling the river Wye and essential information for key sections. There are also up to date notes on other information sources - websites, books, etc. It should be invaluable for anyone planning a single or multi-day trip. Printed on polyart waterproof paper.

Passage Planning Companion (Spiral bound, 2nd edition): Alastair Buchan Passage Planning Companion (Spiral bound, 2nd edition)
Alastair Buchan
R202 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A compact, handy summary of the key things you need to consider when planning a passage by sea and when managing your ship on that passage: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers the timetable for developing a passage plan and goes through all the elements you should consider: port information, routeing, weather, tides, timings and safety. It then takes you through ship management on the passage: the crew briefing, roles, routines, pre-sail checks, watch keeping and much more. Splash-proof and spiral bound - allowing you to lay it out flat on the chart table - this little book stands up to frequent use and will be a valued companion as you plan and execute your passage.

The Boys In The Boat - An Epic Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin (Paperback, Main Market Ed.): Daniel James Brown The Boys In The Boat - An Epic Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)
Daniel James Brown 2
R230 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R40 (17%) In stock

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, this is the bestselling story about a rowing team's quest for Olympic gold in Nazi Germany. Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others - and to find his way back home. Told against the backdrop of the Great Depression, Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat is narrative non-fiction of the first order; a personal story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty that rises above the grand sweep of history, and captures instead the purest essence of what it means to be alive. 'I really can't rave enough about this book . . . I read the last fifty pages with white knuckles, and the last twenty-five with tears in my eyes' - David Laskin, author of The Children's Blizzard and The Long Way Home.

Optimist Racing - A Manual for Sailors, Parents & Coaches (Paperback, 3rd edition): Steve Irish, Phil Slater Optimist Racing - A Manual for Sailors, Parents & Coaches (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Steve Irish, Phil Slater
R441 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R115 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Optimist is the most popular junior sailing class worldwide, with thousands of young people actively racing them and hundreds attending the major events in the class. It has been the nursery for most of the top racing sailors in the world including all the Team GBR gold medallists at the last 2 Olympics (Sir Ben Ainslie, Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark and Giles Scott) - the same will be true for most other countries. Optimist Racing is written for those sailors, parents and coaches who are looking for success in this competitive class. In it you will learn what it takes to win, including how to achieve blistering boatspeed through technique and tuning, perfect boat handling and tactics as well as covering the mental and physical requirements for success. There is also a section for parents and coaches describing how they can best support their young sailors. Originally written by Ben Ainslie's Optimist coach, Phil Slater, this new edition has been completely updated by top international racing coach, Steve Irish, who can be found coaching Optimist and other sailors worldwide. This book is the up-to-date handbook for sailing an Optimist fast.

River Wye Canoe Map 1 - Glasbury to Hoarwithy (Sheet map, folded): Rivers Publishing River Wye Canoe Map 1 - Glasbury to Hoarwithy (Sheet map, folded)
Rivers Publishing
R251 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R57 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is one of two strip maps for anyone wanting to explore the river Wye by canoe. Designed by canoeists for canoeists, it is very much a 'hands on' map - waterproof and easy to use whilst paddling down the river - it even floats! It shows all the essential paddling information as clearly as possible at a large scale - 1:36,000. There are two maps in the series - this map covers the section from Glasbury to Hoarwithy (the section from Hoarwithy to Chepstow is a separate map - 9780995751316). This map includes Glasbury, Hay on Wye, Hereford and Hoarwithy.

Pearson's Canal Companion : Leicester Line & River Nene (Paperback): Michael Pearson Pearson's Canal Companion : Leicester Line & River Nene (Paperback)
Michael Pearson
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Coverage: Grand Union Canal - Stoke Bruerne to Leicester; River Soar ; Erewash Canal; Trent Navigation - Derwent Mouth to Cromwell & River Nene - Northampton to Peterborough

Canoeing the Adirondacks with Nessmuk - The Adirondack Letters of George Washington Sears (Paperback, 2nd edition): George... Canoeing the Adirondacks with Nessmuk - The Adirondack Letters of George Washington Sears (Paperback, 2nd edition)
George Washington Sears
R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"She's all my fancy painted her, she's lovely, she is light. She waltzes on the waves by day and rests with me at night. But I had nothing to do with her painting. The man who built her did that. And I commence with the canoe because that is about the first thing you need on entering the Northern Wilderness". Thus opened Nessmuk's first commissioned "letter" for Forest and Stream in 1880. For years thereafter, George Washington Sears, under the penname Nessmuk, contributed a glorious series of pieces on canoeing the Adirondacks, exploring rivers and streams, climbing the many mountains and peaks, and chronicling his long relationship with one of the greatest canoe builders, J. Henry Rushton.

Don't Look Down - An Adventurous Life with MS (Hardcover): Roger Chisholm Don't Look Down - An Adventurous Life with MS (Hardcover)
Roger Chisholm; Photographs by Howard Stein
R523 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R50 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ski-mountaineering in the Austrian Alps with only one working limb. Sailing above the Arctic Circle and west of Greenland. Walking around Annapurna. Working as a doctor in India. Exploring the tribal region on north Pakistan. These are only some of the things consultant radiologist Roger Chisholm has done after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, aged 27. This is a life-affirming story of enduring friendships, quite courage and resilience. Above all, it is a story of a man determined to defy the odds and live life to the full.

Racing Rules Companion 2021-2024 (Spiral bound, 6th New edition): Bryan Willis Racing Rules Companion 2021-2024 (Spiral bound, 6th New edition)
Bryan Willis
R211 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R38 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The invaluable pocket reference guide to the essentials of the racing rules, updated for the latest 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing. Every racing sailor should have a copy! It will build their knowledge and make them more confident on the race course. The book summarises the basic principles, definitions and rules and then covers every aspect of the race. This edition includes a new emphasis on luffing as well as sections on starts, mark rounding, obstructions, signals, and dispute resolution. Colour diagrams throughout ensure the concepts are easily understood. Splash-proof and spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire that will fit into your pocket or kit bag. Written by the acknowledged rules expert, Bryan Willis.

Navigation Companion (Paperback, 2nd edition): Tim Davison Navigation Companion (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Tim Davison
R243 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R37 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A handy, splash-proof, on-the-water summary of the key things you need to know about navigation at sea: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers all the navigation essentials: charts, compass, tides, standard and secondary ports, dead reckoning, estimated position, course to steer, lights, GPS, waypoints and buoyage in a highly illustrated format making it easy to understand at a glance - ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast! Spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire.

Cruise of the Pintail - A Journal (Hardcover): Robert L Winans, James R. Turner Cruise of the Pintail - A Journal (Hardcover)
Robert L Winans, James R. Turner
R721 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R151 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1932 a young Fonville Winans (1911--1992) left his home in Fort Worth and set out on the waterways of south Louisiana searching for adventure and fortune. This journal recounts, in his own words, how the now-renowned photographer and his two friends -- first mate Bob Owen and second mate Don Horridge -- ventured onto untamed Louisiana waters aboard a leaking, rudderless sailboat, the Pintail.

Fonville was shooting footage for a movie that he felt certain would make them rich and famous, telling the story of subtropical south Louisiana's remote coastal landscapes and its curious people. The project was ambitious and risky -- just the right combination for three young Texans with hopes of stardom.

Developing his photographic skill, Fonville traveled during the summers of 1932 and 1934 to swamps, barrier islands, and reefs, from Grand Isle to New Orleans to the Atchafalaya, making friends and taking pictures. The journal, in effect, layers Fonville's unique voice over his now-iconic visual record of moving images and stills.

Robert L. Winans selected more than one hundred photos to accompany his father's diary entries, offering a fascinating inner look at Fonville Winans's world.

The Complete Sailor, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): David Seidman The Complete Sailor, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
David Seidman
R392 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water

"A learn-to-sail book with heart."--"WoodenBoat"
"A real winner...a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for readers of all ages."--"Cruising World"
"Teaches sailing with flair and poetry."--"SAIL"
"A great walk-through for the novice, both entertaining and thorough."--"Sailing"
"Sits in a class by itself. Elegantly simple, encyclopedic in scope, and a delightful reference for any novice--with lots to offer intermediate sailors, too."--"Kalamazoo Gazette"

If you never sailed, sailed once, or have sailed for a lifetime, this book is perfect for beginners but deep enough content for those interested in going beyond basics. Revised and expanded to include racing and GPS navigation, "The Complete Sailor" is not just a how-to sail book, but a book that teaches you how to become a sailor.

Inside you'll find: An all-in-one, comprehensive introduction to sailing Up-to-date information on techniques and approaches offered by the changing nature of the sport Exquisite pen-and-ink illustrations

Topics include: Wind Sense; Working Winds; Getting Underway; The Boat; Rigging; Sails; Under Power; Rules of the Road; Anchoring; Ropework; Marlinspike Seamanship; Emergencies; Sea and Sky; Navigation; Racing; Trailering

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, 20th edition)
Janet Harber
R940 R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Save R237 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Running Free - The Autobiography (Paperback): Robin Knox-Johnston Running Free - The Autobiography (Paperback)
Robin Knox-Johnston 1
R269 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R89 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston burst to fame when he became the first man ever to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world. Now, 50 years on from that famous voyage, he reveals the true, extraordinary story of his life. After leaving school, he immediately joined the Royal Naval Reserve before serving in the merchant navy and travelling the world. During that time, he spied for the British government in the Gulf, worked in the South African dockyards, and built his boat Suhaili in Bombay, before sailing home to England. In June 1968, he set sail in Suhaili in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, and Running Free vividly brings to life that remarkable voyage, where he was the only person to finish the race, completing his journey on 22 April 1969 and thus entering the record books. Once back home, he set up a hugely successful business and continued his naval adventures, completing a second solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2007 - at 68, he became the oldest to complete this feat. Knox-Johnston's insatiable appetite for life and adventure shines through these pages, making this book a must for all sailing enthusiasts, readers of books by Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonington, or for anyone who has felt that the time for putting up your feet can always be put back to another day.

Seamanship - A Voyage Along the Wild Coasts of the British Isles (Paperback): Adam Nicolson Seamanship - A Voyage Along the Wild Coasts of the British Isles (Paperback)
Adam Nicolson
R277 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R19 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Land's End to Cape Clear, past Roaringwater Bay and Cod's Head, on past Inishvickillane and Inishtooskert, up through the Hebrides, to Orkney and on to the Faeroes stretches the richest and wildest coastline in Europe. Adam Nicolson decided to sail this coast in the "Auk," a 42-foot wooden ketch, embarking on a 1,500-mile voyage through what he hoped would be a sequence of revelatory landscapes. He was not disappointed.

"Seamanship" is more than a travel journal. It describes an inner journey as much as an outer one--disasters and discoveries, powerful landscapes and modern visionaries, and encounters with the animals living on the wild edge of the Atlantic. Above all, it is about the gaps that open up between those who go and those who stay at home.

"Seamanship," in the end, is not about the sea. It's about being alive.

Knot Know-How - How to Tie the Right Knot for Every Job (Hardcover): Steve Judkins, Tim Davison Knot Know-How - How to Tie the Right Knot for Every Job (Hardcover)
Steve Judkins, Tim Davison
R238 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R46 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautiful full-colour book covers knots, splices and whippings. It begins with the ten knots everyone should know. The other knots are grouped by use so that if, for example, you want to make a loop you have eight knots to choose from. Each stage of each knot is illustrated and its uses, strong points and weak points are highlighted.

Last Voyages - The Lives and Tragic Loss of Remarkable Sailors Who Never Returned (Paperback): Nicholas Gray Last Voyages - The Lives and Tragic Loss of Remarkable Sailors Who Never Returned (Paperback)
Nicholas Gray
R263 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Looking back at the lives and sailing careers of some of our lifetime's finest yachtsmen, this collection of eleven original, moving accounts is just as much a celebration of the good - tales of hope, achievement and courageous spirit - as it is an account of their tragic final voyages. Included are world-renowned racers, like Eric Tabarly and Rob James, highly experienced cruisers and adventurers, like Peter Tangvald and Bill Tilman, and the notoriously ill-prepared Donald Crowhurst, as well as other famous and some less well-known sailors. Starting with the sad loss of Frank Davison and Reliance in 1949, the book concludes with the amazing last voyage of Philip Walwyn in 2015 - crossing the Atlantic single-handed in his 12 Metre yacht Kate. All of the men and women described were friends with or known to the author, Nicholas Gray, who himself competed in several short-handed long distance races, where he met and raced against many of these fascinating characters. Peppered with photographs showcasing the sailors and their yachts, this is a refreshing look at those who have helped to shape this sport's history, honouring their lives and accomplishments before detailing their tragic last voyages.

Sail Away - How to Escape the Rate Race and Live the Dream (Paperback, 2nd edition): Nicola Rodriguez Sail Away - How to Escape the Rate Race and Live the Dream (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Nicola Rodriguez
R510 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R109 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You long to escape the daily grind, buy a boat and sail away. This book will inspire your dreams and show you how to turn them into a reality - be it an extended cruise or years away. Written by a yachting journalist who has sailed away for 8 years, together with the contributions of 100 other blue-water cruisers, there are tales a plenty of what it is like to do it from around the world - west, east, north and south. There is also practical advice on everything from choosing a boat to crossing oceans. You'll be guided through each step of the preparation before casting off on your adventure of a lifetime. There's information on everything the would-be blue-water sailor needs to consider, including safety, communications, children, ocean passages and budgeting. Learn about routes and destinations around Europe, the Caribbean, the Pacific and beyond to help you cruise the Mediterranean or Baltic, cross the Atlantic or circumnavigate the world. Colour photographs and charts will inspire and inform in this essential guide for the 21st century blue-water sailor. Fully updated for 2019 with new sections on visiting the Baltic and high and low latitudes. Contributors include John Ridgway, Jeanne Socrates, Tom Cunliffe, Ellen Massey Leonard, Behan Gifford, Nigel Wollen, Andrew Wilkes, Jane Russell and Jeremy Wyatt.

The Way of a Ship - A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail (Paperback): Derek Lundy The Way of a Ship - A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail (Paperback)
Derek Lundy
R348 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R22 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined: a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships," Cape Horn.

A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling "Godforsaken Sea" and an accomplished amateur seaman himself, set out to recount his forebear's journey. "The Way of a Ship" is a mesmerizing account of life on board a square-rigger, a remarkable reconstruction of a harrowing voyage through the most dangerous waters. Derek Lundy's masterful account evokes the excitement, romance, and brutality of a bygone era -- "a fantastic ride through one of the greatest moments in the history of adventure" ("Seattle Times").

Tuning to Win (Paperback): Ian Pinnell, Tim Davison Tuning to Win (Paperback)
Ian Pinnell, Tim Davison
R390 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R84 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For most sailors, boat tuning may seem a mystery understood only by sailmakers and the like. In this book, sailor, chandler and championship winner, Ian Pinnell, unravels this daunting subject and will help improve your boatspeed as a result. Since most races are won or lost by a difference of less than 2% of racing time, you will soon be moving up the fleet. With hundreds of photos and diagrams to illustrate every point, the book clearly explains what each control does and how to set it up optimally for different conditions. Additional troubleshooting and skills sections take things even further, making this the bible of dinghy tuning.

A Voyage For Madmen (Paperback, 1st Perennial ed): Peter Nichols A Voyage For Madmen (Paperback, 1st Perennial ed)
Peter Nichols
R346 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Cockpit Companion (Paperback, 2nd edition): Basil Mosenthal Cockpit Companion (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Basil Mosenthal
R202 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A handy, splash-proof, on-the-water aide memoire of everything the skipper and crew need to know - or find out quickly - when cruising: from lights, shapes and sound signals to knots, ropes and engine troubleshooting. With diagrams and illustrations throughout, this quick reference guide will help to keep you safe when out at sea.

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