Sydney Sails Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 1862-1962 by PR Stephensen

The history of an important body in sailing world wide

Hard cover fine condition except for badly torn dust cover

270 pp. many photos colour and B&W 

$10.00

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Knots Splices and Ropework by G Perry and S Judkins

A handbook of every conceivable thing that can be done with rope. '00s of very clear colour drawings. Every detail of the work is clearly visible.

230 pp. published  2008 The Royal Yachting Association

full index  Very Fine condition

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Modern Seamanship by Don Dodds

Modern as defined in USA in 1995. "An encyclopaedic reference" "Authoritative yet Accessible" for all recreational boaters.

504 pp. Very Fine condition. Hard cover Comprehensive index Glossary of nautical terms including Mackerel Sky.

Many diagrams line drawings charts tables knots and tidal flows

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Magic Ships by Lorna McDonald

soft cover 174 pp. good condition

some photos B&W drawings diagrams.

see thumbnail for precis

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True Spirit by Jessica Watson

Her own story of the extraordinary achievement by a very determined teenager to sail around the world single-handed.

Filled with heart-warming moments, excitement suspense and drama.  Better than most novels.

362 pp.  3 colour photo sections  soft cover 

Very good condition signed by the author, in a very confident sweeping hand !

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At One with the Sea

190 pp. hard cover very good condition with laminated dust cover. three photo sections, many in colour.

the astonishing news story of June 1978 that a lone woman from an NZ sheep farming family had circumnavigated the globe via Cape Horn

stirring stuff

 

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Fatal Storm by Rob Mundle

The full story from Start to Finish of the horrific experience of the 54th Sydney Hobart i 1998

320 pp. soft cover some photo sections in colour

Fine condition

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The Art of Winning by Dennis Conner

worth it for the foreword by Donald Trump alone.

212 pp. hard back fine condition

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Semper Fidelis by Sandra Gorter

"Forever  Faithful"

50 Years of the ocean greyhound Fidelis. . see precis on back cover

160 pp. full index pub. 2014. Very Fine condition

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Cruising the NSW Coast by Alan Lucas

A kind of Gregory's for the cruising yachtsman. Although dated, and modern navigation aids have superseded many old sailors' rules of thumb, the position of ports, entrances, hazards and  landmarks have not. The book deals with ports and landmarks in geographical order from Eden northward

Many maps, tables and photographs including aerial shots make the book of great historical interest.

Very Fine condition. 302 pp. over 200 photos, small colour supplement.

published 1982 Castle Books

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Tall Ships by Christopher Chant

64 pp. hardback, mainly pictorial with explanatory text.

over 100 photos some colour, some B&W historical plus diagrams of sail rigging

very good condition, some sunning of spine.

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Tall Ships Today their remarkable story by Nigel Rowe

A history of large sailing ships, but most of all a pictorial and detailed text study of the great survivors .

222 pp. over 350 photos all colour exc. historic B&W. Many fine paintings pub. 2014

A very elegant publication. Very good condition

$30.00

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The Tall Ships by Hyla M Clark

The epic gathering in 1976 in NY of tall ships of the world

approx.  200 pp. (not numbered). over 200 photos mostly colour

fair condition soft cover some scuffing and minor dent

 

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The Set of the Sails by Alan Villiers

by one of the most famous tall ship sailors in the world

soft cover 250 pp. photo section all B&W

fair condition pages sunned

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Why Sailors Can''t Swim by Nic Crompton

A book to dip into frequently as sea legends and some myths are laid bare.

An instructive and amusing glossary of obscure nautical terms.

96 pp. very fine condition hardback with dust cover. many illustrations maps and diagrams

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Notable Boats by Nic Crompton with illustrations by Peter Scott

Very Fine condition unmarked but for slight foxing of front cover

Hardback  176 pp. over 100 fine line drawings and maps Hard Cover

A scholarly study of 40 classically elegant sailing ships and their adventurous voyage(s)

Polynesian boats Viking ships, modern yachts. The sample includes at least one of all types.

A treat to the eye and mind

$19.00

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The Tactics of Small Boat Racing

Very scholarly Just as true today as in 1969

330 pp. hard cover Many diagrams and drawings.

Book fine condition, Dust cover torn in many places. A well-loved book?

 

 

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How to Sail Small Boats by Ross Telfer

A classic study of small boat racing on Australian sheltered waters. How to choose sail and race a boat

172 pp. hard cover book very fine dust cover very good with minor scuffing and foxing

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Bluewater Seamanship by S W Mort

A practical guide to safer offshore cruising.

Many diagrams showing safe courses to be taken around certain obstacles and weather. Some photos B&W

94 pp..  Hard cover Fine condition with protective laminated cover. 

$10.00

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The Complete Book of Sailing by Peter Cook and Barbara Webb

A serious book about boat design, and building sailing techniques, navigation, wind scales

Well-illustrated with diagrams many photos all B&W 

300 pp. Hard Cover indexed Very Good condition with some scuffing of corners 

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Landfalls of Paradise by Earl R Hinz

Cruising guide to the Pacific Islands from an Hawaiian perspective

364  pp. soft cover very Good condition. Many charts some photos

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Yachting in Australia by Lou D'Alpuget with Tony Mooney

326 pp. well-illustrated with photos B&W and diagrams. Some charts and tables. A very broad in depth study of sailing all over Australia and research into boat types and buidling and many of the author's experiences. Fully Indexed. Hard cover published 1980. A fine reference work

two copies: one  with dust cover one without.

Both good condition.

Choose you preference here>

 

Dalpuget no dust cover OR with dustcover

$15.00

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Paddle to the Arctic by Don Starkell

An amazing tale. How to cross the Arctic by kayak and sledge made by lashing two kayaks together, drawn by huskies.

312 pp.  photo sections all B&W published 1992

Very Good condition with only slight creasing to the top of the dust cover. Some sunning of page tops externally

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