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'Sailing Close to the Wind' - following Phoenicia around Africa By Sail-World Cruising, , 2:16 PM Tue 15 Jan 2013
The long awaited book, Sailing Close to the Wind, about the Phoenicia's 20,000 mile voyage that recreated the first circumnavigation of Africa by Phoenician mariners is now available. The Phoenicia was a sailing craft recreated as a replica of those of the ancient Phoenicias. Philip Beale, as Captain, and his crew made the journey to prove the Phoenicians could have done it. ...[more]


Book of the Week: 'Round About the Earth' By Des Ryan, , 6:47 AM Sun 30 Dec 2012
Among all those cruising sailors, on the water not for competition but for the love of the wind and freedom, a goodly many dream of sailing off to circle the earth. Some do, many don't. But it's common enough to recognise it as an instinctive human desire. Now Joyce E. Chaplin has written a book, just about that desire and the history of circumnavigation. ...[more]


Four Fish: Not really about fishing By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:33 AM Sat 29 Dec 2012
This book is not really about fishing. Paul Greenberg, writer and fisherman, does examine four fish that dominate our menus, but what he is doing is revealing our damaged relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants, a subject dear to many a cruising sailor's heart. ...[more]


Book of the Week: The Art and Science of Yacht Design By Henry J Cooney, 1:04 AM Sun 16 Dec 2012
For that yachting enthusiast for whom you just can't find the right gift (and that might be yourself), here's a timely suggestion, 'The Art and Science of Yacht Design', by Martin Black, who spent 20 years researching the the life of an amazing, but largely forgotten, yacht desiger. Here read the synopsis by Henry J Cooney:. ...[more]


Book of the Week: Eileen Ramsay Queen of Yachting Photography By Sail-World Cruising, , 6:26 AM Wed 21 Nov 2012
What an excellent present for the sailor who already has everything. Eileen Ramsay was at the centre of a unique period in yachting history and this wonderful book by Barry Pickthall, featuring her classic photography, celebrates an extraordinary woman and her extraordinary subjects. ...[more]


Book of the Week: The Last Viking, by Stephen Brown By Andrew Stobo Sniderman, , 7:39 AM Sun 28 Oct 2012
Now that the Northwest Passage is drawing so much attention as a new waterway between the Atlantic and the Pacific, the first sailor every to transit the once-dreaded Passage is again front of mind for the world's sailors.Before Norwegian Roald Amundsen came around, no human had ever set sight on the South or North Poles. Amundsen was born in 1872 and decided as a young man he wanted to be a hero ...[more]


Book Review: The Voyage of the Cormorant By Sail-World Cruising, , 7:09 AM Sat 29 Sep 2012
'I built Cormorant, my 18-foot open boat, in 22 months – from August 2005 to June 2007 – on weekends and nights in the single-car garage of the studio apartment I rented...I laminated stem and stern pieces; set up molds for the hull on a building frame; cut, bent, and secured planks; and saw a vessel steadily emerge from my efforts.' ...[more]


Classic Asymmetric Sail Mistakes - And How to Avoid Them By Wiley Nautical/Sail-World, , 5:15 PM Sat 15 Sep 2012
Using asymmetric sails is not only for racing sailors. Cruising sailors on long journeys with good conditions and the wind behind are often tempted to use a gennaker. And getting the MPS wrapped around the hull is not a good incident at any time. In this article from the book Asymmetric Sailing Andy Rice shows how avoid some of the classic mistakes when sailing with a gennaker. ...[more]


Book Review: 'Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat' By Rob Tickner, , 1:10 AM Sun 9 Sep 2012
When starting from scratch to buy and outfit a boat, you just can't get too much advice, and here's some more, concentrating on preparing a boat for offshore cruising by going for a second hand boat ...[more]


Book Review: 'Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat' By Rob Tickner, 12:44 AM Sun 9 Sep 2012
When starting from scratch to buy and outfit a boat, you just can't get too much advice, and here's some more, concentrating on preparing a boat for offshore cruising by going for a second hand boat ...[more]


Book of the Week: 'Rescue in the Pacific' by Tony Farrington By Lee Mylchreest, 7:40 AM Sun 12 Aug 2012
A must read for anyone considering blue water cruising. This story is a real page turner. In 1994 a massive, hurricane strength storm hit the South Pacific, which lasted for nearly four days. This storm is known as 'Queen's Birthday' and 'Pacific Fastnet', and hit an area north of New Zealand, where numerous yachts were battered and bruised from the 90 knot winds and 100 foot waves. ...[more]


Book Review: Sailing: Catching the Drift of Why we Sail By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:47 PM Tue 7 Aug 2012
What drives someone to sail across the Atlantic or, single-handed, around the globe? Why do some sailors shun sailing races only to take to the water for days, or weeks or even months? What does it feel like to be a human, alone, in the middle of a huge ocean? ...[more]


Book of the Week: 'Expert Sailing Skills' By Des Ryan, , 10:29 AM Fri 29 Jun 2012
Looking for a present for your keen sailor? 'Expert Sailing Skills' is meant for those who can already sail, but caters for all those missing pieces of wisdom that the sailing school doesn't teach. ...[more]


Book of the Week: Doina Cornell's 'Child of the Sea' By Naomi Webb/Sail-World Cruising, 10:15 AM Fri 1 Jun 2012
Child of the Sea is the true story of a young British girl growing up aboard the family’s 36 foot yacht whilst sailing more than 68,000 miles around the world and visiting 54 countries on the way. In 1975 the family set off cruising, and apart from returning home that first winter, they didn’t set foot in England for another six years, having completed a circumnavigation. ...[more]


Book of the Week: Doina Cornell's 'Child of the Sea' By Naomi Webb/Sail-World Cruising, 9:31 AM Fri 1 Jun 2012
Child of the Sea is the true story of a young British girl growing up aboard the family’s 36 foot yacht whilst sailing more than 68,000 miles around the world and visiting 54 countries on the way. In 1975 the family set off cruising, and apart from returning home that first winter, they didn’t set foot in England for another six years, having completed a circumnavigation. ...[more]


Book Review: Knox-Johnston on Sailing By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:56 AM Tue 10 Apr 2012
British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was first man to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed in 1969 in one of the most famous race sagas of all time. Sir Robin went on to a life of high achieving sailing, now probably the world's most revered living sailor.The collection of his best writing, Knox-Johnston On Sailing, was published last year and was a Christmas bestseller in the UK. ...[more]


Book Review: Knox-Johnston on Sailing By Lee Mylchreest, 9:35 AM Tue 10 Apr 2012
British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was first man to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed in 1969 in one of the most famous race sagas of all time. Sir Robin went on to a life of high achieving sailing, now probably the world's most revered living sailor.The collection of his best writing, Knox-Johnston On Sailing, was published last year and was a Christmas bestseller in the UK. ...[more]


Book Review: 'Sail Away' by Nicola Rogriguez By Des Ryan, 7:10 AM Fri 6 Jan 2012
Sick of your own particular rat race? The nine-to-five routine? There’s never been a better time to buy a boat and sail away. Some Western economies are on the brink of collapse and a decent return on investments is hard to find - so why not cast off on the adventure of a lifetime? ...[more]


Book of the Week: 'Cornell's Ocean Atlas' new from Jimmy Cornell By Nancy Knudsen, 8:11 AM Fri 23 Dec 2011
Every book that Jimmy Cornell has published - and there have been thirteen of them - has been highly relevant, superbly presented, and most importantly, 100% accurate. We anticipate that Cornell's latest production, a large format full colour 'Ocean Atlas' will be no different. My copy has just arrived on my desk and it certainly eclipses all his other productions with its 'wow factor'. ...[more]


Book Review: A Passion for Design By Lee Mylchreest, 1:07 AM Fri 9 Dec 2011
Looking for something really special for that yacht-mad sailor at Christmas? You can't go past the 200 page, spectacularly illustrated coffee table book, 'A Passion for Design.' Germán Frers is one of the top names within an elite group of international yacht designers with Nautor Swan and Hallberg Rassy in the portfolio. ...[more]


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