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Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Water sports & recreations > Boating > Sailing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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").

Ionian 2020 - Corfu, Levkas, Cephalonia, Zakinthos and the adjacent mainland coast to Finakounda (Paperback, 10th New edition):... Ionian 2020 - Corfu, Levkas, Cephalonia, Zakinthos and the adjacent mainland coast to Finakounda (Paperback, 10th New edition)
Imray, Rod Heikell, Lu Heikell 1
R610 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R69 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This much-loved guide contains more detail of many of the smaller anchorages and harbours than are comprehensively covered in Rod Heikell's Greek Waters Pilot. Like its companions West Aegean and East Aegean, Ionian is ideal for charterers and flotilla sailors who are onboard for a relatively short time, but also for longer term cruisers on their own yachts who are looking for additional pilotage and background information for this popular cruising ground. As with all the Heikell guides, Ionian not only gives all the essential information you need but also exudes the charm and flavour of this corner of the Mediterranean. '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)

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.

Corsica and North Sardinia 2020 - Including La Maddalena Archipelago (Paperback, 4th New edition): RCCPF, Imray Corsica and North Sardinia 2020 - Including La Maddalena Archipelago (Paperback, 4th New edition)
RCCPF, Imray
R951 R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Save R128 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Corsica and North Sardinia is a well-established guide to Corsica and the northern region of Sardinia, which together constitute several varied cruising grounds- from the sometimes exposed and often dramatic bays of Corsica's west coast to the more protected and gentle cruising on its eastern side, to the rich choice of anchorages in the Bouches de Bonifacio and on Sardinia's island-studded north coast. This whole region is justifiably popular with cruising sailors, particularly in the summer season. Several marine reserves have been established in the region and the latest restrictions of these are well documented. Corsica and North Sardinia is the ideal guide, either for charter skippers or longer-term cruising sailors who want to make the most of this very special corner of the Mediterranean.

The Splicing Handbook - Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Merry The Splicing Handbook - Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Merry
R597 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R125 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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.

Solent Cruising Companion - A Yachtsman's Pilot and Cruising Guide to the Ports and Harbours from Keyhaven to Chichester... Solent Cruising Companion - A Yachtsman's Pilot and Cruising Guide to the Ports and Harbours from Keyhaven to Chichester (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Derek Aslett
R931 R694 Discovery Miles 6 940 Save R237 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Solent is the spiritual home of sailing and one of Britain's most popular sailing spots, offering a varied and interesting cruising ground. In this fully updated third edition, Derek Aslett provides an authoritative companion that helps you make the most of your visit. Centred on Cowes and covering the area from Keyhaven and Yarmouth in the west to Chichester and Bembridge in the east, the Solent Cruising Companion provides comprehensive pilotage and nautical information, as well as suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore. The book is enhanced with colour charts and detailed photography, including spectacular aerial shots of ports, harbours and anchorages.

Extreme Sail (Hardcover): Oliver Dewar Extreme Sail (Hardcover)
Oliver Dewar 2
R558 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R150 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sailing, one of the most ancient methods of transport and exploration, is becoming more and more extreme. Technological advancements mean that vessels are getting faster while sailors are better equipped than ever to conquer the elements and explore uncharted waters with sophisticated satellite navigation systems. This sailing subculture thrives on adrenaline, with sailors seeing just how far they can push their boats and crew. Today's sailors have an insatiable desire to smash records and make history, conquering near-impossible weather conditions and treacherous icy waters in the process. Maritime marathons such as The Race, in which competitors circumnavigate the globe in as fast a time as possible, are springing up around the globe and attracting more and more fearless individuals. 'Extreme Sail' is a circumnavigation of the most extreme maritime feats - including the Vendee Globe, the Sydney-Hobart, The America's Cup and the Ostar. Engaging text is accompanied by visually breathtaking photographs capturing the true spirit of extreme sailing and the book was shortlisted for Best Illustrated Book at the 2007 British Sports Book Awards. There are also quotes throughout from sailors who have participated in extreme events and a gazetteer at the back of the book gives information on all the races, events and competitions mentioned.

Knots & Splices - The Most Commonly Used Knots (Paperback, 2nd edition): Steve Judkins, Tim Davison Knots & Splices - The Most Commonly Used Knots (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Steve Judkins, Tim Davison
R105 R89 Discovery Miles 890 Save R16 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautifully illustrated book covers the commonly-used knots and splices. In full colour, it illustrates clearly how to tie each knot using sequential diagrams and a step-by-step approach. Topics covered include the ten knots everyone should know (plus many others), splices and whippings, how to choose the right rope for the job, the use and benefits of each knot and times where special care is needed.

Adriatic Pilot 2020 - Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, East Coast of Italy, Albania (Hardcover, 8th New edition): Imray, Trevor &... Adriatic Pilot 2020 - Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, East Coast of Italy, Albania (Hardcover, 8th New edition)
Imray, Trevor & Dinah Thompson
R1,250 R1,077 Discovery Miles 10 770 Save R173 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This 8th edition has been fully revised to include new information on marinas, visitor moorings and anchorages, with all the attendant facilities available to cruising sailors. There is also plenty to give historical context and to whet the appetite for visits and exploration ashore. Plans have been updated throughout. Numerous photographs help to orientate, inform and inspire, including a new set of images for the Italian coast and Venice lagoon. For occasional charterers or long-term cruisers alike, Trevor and Dinah Thompson's thorough and comprehensive work should be the first choice of any cruising sailor wanting to make the most of this rich and diverse coastline. Adriatic Pilot is complemented by Imray's series of charts for the Dalmatian coast.

In Bed with the Atlantic - A Young Woman Battle Anxiety to Sail the Atlantic Circuit (Paperback): Kitiara Pascoe In Bed with the Atlantic - A Young Woman Battle Anxiety to Sail the Atlantic Circuit (Paperback)
Kitiara Pascoe
R314 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R65 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Bed with the Atlantic is a travel memoir of a young woman, Kitiara Pascoe, as she goes from never having stepped on a yacht, to sailing over 18,000 miles - across the Atlantic, around the Caribbean and then back - in three years with her partner. At first, she was dogged by doubt, a belief that she wasn't a 'sailor', never would be and that she was in no way capable of such an undertaking. She believed that the ocean was out to get her, that weather needed to be battled with and that she would forever be ruled by anxieties that plagued her. Woven into the narrative of the journey's progression are stories from Kit's childhood and life before the voyage, explaining her battles with anxiety and the feelings of being lost as a graduate in post-recession Britain. The book also relays her struggle with reconciling a life of travel with the expectations and experiences of those back home, at an age when most of her contemporaries were starting corporate careers and families. In her courage to leave everything she knows behind, she learns the history of the islands and their people, swims with turtles, explores strange cave systems, and learns to forage for food straight from the sea. But she also encounters hardships like running out of food and water, battling against storms, trying not to be struck by lightning, and discovering the crippling loneliness of sailing an ocean for months on end. Sailing back to the UK after three years Kit realises the colossal difference that sailing has made to her life and understanding of the world. She ponders how easy it is not to do something, to protect ourselves from risks and ridicule and everything that makes us uncomfortable. But now appreciates that it is only when we take the risk, that we get the reward and that we connect not just with the world at large, but also with ourselves.

Start Sailing (Paperback): Andy Smith, Tim Davison Start Sailing (Paperback)
Andy Smith, Tim Davison; Foreword by James Stevens
R129 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R21 (16%) In stock

An introduction to dinghy sailing, aimed at beginners of all ages.

This simple and easy to read book covers all aspects from essential equipment to tides, weather and man overboard drills. The information is presented clearly with just the right amount of detail for the newcomer to the sport.

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