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Classic Guide To Sailing

Author : E.F Knight
ISBN : 9781445642161
Genre : History
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Throughout history sailing has been instrumental in the development of civilization, affording humanity greater mobility than travel over land, whether for trade, transport or warfare, and the capacity for fishing. Sailing has contributed to many great explorations in the world. In 1889, Knight sailed to the island of Trindade off the coast of Brazil in a 64-foot cutter named the Alerte. He was in search of treasure. In The Classic Guide to Sailing, E. F. Knight, the soldier, journalist and war correspondent, relates some of his experiences and lays down the basic principles of sailing and boatcraft for the budding sailor.

A Classic Guide To Building Punts And Canoes Including Construction Your Own Canvas Canoes And Building A Sailing Boat

Author : Anon.
ISBN : 9781473358997
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A helpful and handy guide for any workshop or part time carpenter. Teach yourself to construct and maintain your own punt or canoe. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Working Guide To Traditional Small Boat Sails

Author : David L. Nichols
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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Make your modern sailboat look (and work) like a salty classic. The Golden Age of Sail is long past, sadly, and much of its lore is nearly extinct. Sailboats now almost uniformly use the Bermudan sloop rig—a triangular jib and a triangular mainsail. But that rig evolved mainly to meet esoteric yacht-racing measurement rules. It is not necessarily the most efficient or effective rig. This book lets sailors rediscover the practical advantages—and the aesthetic delights—of such configurations as the sprit sail, the gaff sail, the lug sail, and the gunter rig. It also includes valuable information on marlinspike work like rope-whipping and eye-splicing; and tips on converting your modern sailboat to a traditional rig. ______________________ Some reviews: “This will become the classic book on traditional rigs for small boats. . . . A concise and thorough compendium on using low-cost and efficient traditional rigs, the kind that not only look better but work better on small boats than their modern counterparts.” —Gary Blankenship, Duckworks Magazine “The ‘traditional’ rigs here are the kind you’ll find on the clinker plywood designs of Iain Oughtred and the like; rigs with polyester sails and running rigging. Tufnol blocks and stainless steel shackles. ‘Modern traditional boats’, if you’ll forgive the phrase. Similarly, there’s a nice mix of old and new the manner the material is presented: old in the cleanliness of the page design; new in the extensive use of colour close-up photographs to illustrate details of the rigs. Highly recommended.” —Water Craft Magazine "Mr. Nichols does an excellent job of explaining the fundamentals in terms that are useful to old salts looking to tweak their rigs, builders trying to figure out what's next, and admirers of traditional design." —Good Old Boat

Steering The Craft

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN : 9780544612341
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing. Le Guin lays out ten chapters that address the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of language to sentence construction to point of view. Each chapter combines illustrative examples from the global canon with Le Guin’s own witty commentary and an exercise that the writer can do solo or in a group. She also offers a comprehensive guide to working in writing groups, both actual and online. Masterly and concise, Steering the Craft deserves a place on every writer's shelf.

A Field Guide To Sailboats Of North America

Author : Richard M. Sherwood
ISBN : 0395652391
Genre : Reference
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Describes 255 sailboats, provides statistical data, history, and identification features, and analyzes each boat's good and bad qualities

Sailing A Guide For Everyman

Author : Aubrey de Selincourt
ISBN : 9781447411574
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Science Of Sailing A Complete Guide To The Physics Of Sailing And The Naval Architecture Governing The Performance Of Sailing Yachts

Author : Peter van Oossanen
ISBN : 9789082768220
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Classic Classes

Author : Vanessa Bird
ISBN : 9781408158890
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is the complete reference to the classic yachts and dinghies still sailing today. Focusing on the most well-known, popular and enduring designs - from the 7ft Optimist to the 125ft J class - this beautifully illustrated book showcases 144 boats from across the world, with a wealth of detail on each class, including: the origins and history of the class; what it's like to sail one; fascinating stories about the boat, who sailed her, and her development; stunning photography, sailplans and sail symbol; full detail on her length, layout and designer. Featuring designers from an internationally recognised hall of fame (including William Fife, Olin Stevens, Maurice Griffiths and Uffa Fox), Classic Classes is the perfect resource for classic boat owners and enthusiasts worldwide, whether their interest lies in high-performance thoroughbred racers, well-loved creek crawling cruisers or popular home-built classic dinghies. Published in advance of the 2012 Olympics, there is also a section devoted to the 46 Olympic classes.

A Sailing Guide To The Solent And Poole Harbour With Practical Hints As To Living And Cooking On And Working A Small Yacht

Author : Lieut-Colonel T. G. Cuthell
ISBN : 9781446522394
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book is intended to enhance the pleasure of those who go down to the sea in ships during the summer months cruising, in their temporary floating houses, along the beautiful southern shores of our island. It is hoped that this guide will prove useful to the experienced yachtsman, the owner of a large vessel, for he will find in it much information respecting places of interest up creeks and rivers, which, though too shallow for his yacht, are yet accessible to his steam launch and gig. Contents: Introduction; Cooking, Catering, Etc.; Up Portsmouth Harbour; To Langston, Hayling, and up Chichester Harbour; To Bembridge and Brading Harbour; To Seaview, Ryde, Wootton Creek, and Cowes; Up the Medina; To Newtown; To Yarmouth; Round and about the Needles; To Swanage; To Studland; Up Poole Harbour; To Bournemouth, Christchurch, Hurst, and Lymington; Up Beaulieu River; Up Southampton Water. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

The Rough Guide To Dorset Hampshire The Isle Of Wight

Author : Amanda Tomlin
ISBN : 9781409364948
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight is the ultimate travel guide to these beautiful and diverse regions of southern England. With detailed coverage of all the top attractions, you'll discover the hidden gems of the New Forest and South Downs National Parks, and find the best beaches on the Isle of Wight and along the stunning south coast, which includes the famous Jurassic Coast. The guide features practical advice on what to see and do, with up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight also includes detailed walks and cycling routes, historical information and the lowdown on the best places to sample local food and drink. Explore every corner of the regions with easy-to-use colour maps to help make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight. Now available in ePub format.

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