The America's Cup by Bill Baverstock

A gripping account of the "Brash Australian Challenges to the holy grail of yachting" plus a short  history of the races the origins and the ships and crews. From 1851 to publication 1967, including Britain's Sceptre and Sovereign debacles.

Table of races from 1851 and glossary of sailing terms.

174 pp. over 100 photos some colour.  Tables and lists long index

Very good condition but some creasing and tearing of dust cover edges. A book not to be put down once started!

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Sailing Home by M Clark and D lggulden

A pictorial record of the First Fleet Reenactment Voyage 1988

Full descriptions of each ship and the voyages step by step.

120 pp. over 100 photos all colours.  Some maps

Fine condition some creasing of dust cover lower edge

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Sailing The Great Races by Robin Burton

Foreword by Chay Blyth

A pictorial record of various aspects of ocean sail races

Descriptions of each ship and events.

158  pp. over 100 photos all colours.  Some drawings  ndex

Fine condition some curing of dust cover edges

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The Best of Nautical Quarterly vol. 1 The Lure of Sail. ed. Palley and Dalton

Eighteen article drawn from 50 issues of the magazine published quarterly from 1978 to 1990 

192 pp. over 100 photos all colour.  Tables and drawings  index

Fine condition hard cover

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Square Rigger Days ed. by C W Domville-Fife

Nineteen autobiographical tales the personal stories of sailors while they were still alive in the 1930s 

238  pp. approx 100 photos all B&W.  pub. 2007 UNSW Press

Very Fine condition soft cover

 

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Tall Ships by Philip McCutchan

An enjoyable read full of facts and  history, written in an engaging narrative style giving era by era detail of these massive sailing ships.  It looks at every aspect: the ships the people the crews the voyages the shipping companies.  index.

153 pp. approx 100 photos drawings and paintings B&W. hard cover 

Fine condition , some creasing of dust cover.

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ln Deep by Frank Baines

The true story of a voyage on a 4 mast barque from London to Australia . An extraordinary piece of writing about the sea, at times gentle ribald,  violent , wildly exciting fresh and direct.

pub 1959 good condition dust cover poor. 222 pp.

 

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Pacific Square Riggers by Jim Gibbs

Pictorial History of the great windships of  the West Coast of USA. An enjoyable read full of facts and  history, written in an engaging narrative style giving era by era detail of these massive sailing ships.  It looks at every aspect: the ships the people the crews the voyages the shipping companies.  index.

192 pp. over  150 photos some drawing all B&W. hard cover 

Good condition , creasing and scuffing of dust cover.

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Shacketon's Argonauts by Frank Hurley

The epic tale of Shackletons voyage to Antarctica in 1915.

Many of Hurley's superb photographs illustrating the trials endured by the expedition.

184 pp. approx 50 photos full text. Epilogue: the pieces left  afterwards.

 

Very Fine condition

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A Child Under Sail by Elizabeth Linklater

The experiences of a woman view of life at sea under sail in various trading ships.

Her whole family were seafarers so it was natural for her to follow 

pub 1938 good condition in plastic protector . some staining of certain pages.

Well-written and an interesting glimpse of what was once called the British Short Sea Trade

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Gaff by John Leather

The history design and workings of the gaff rig.

270 pp. some photos B&W, many fine drawings

Very good condition except for tears and creasing of dust cover.

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The Last of the Windjammers Vol. 1 by Basil Lubbock

An enjoyable read full of facts and  history, written in an engaging narrative style giving era by era detail of these massive sailing ships.  It looks at every aspect: the ships the people the crews the voyages the shipping companies. Ten appendices of  ship details, passenger movements. Long index.

520 pp. some photos drawings and paintings B&W. hard cover cloth binding

Binding fair condition , pages sunned but unharmed.

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The Last of the Windjammers Vol 2 by Basil Lubbock

An enjoyable read full of facts and  history, written in an engaging narrative style giving era by era detail of these massive sailing ships.  It looks at every aspect: the ships the people the crews the voyages the shipping companies. Twelve appendices of  masters, ship details, passenger movements. Long index.510 pp. some photos drawings and paintings B&W. hard cover cloth binding

Good condition , pages sunned but unharmed.

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The Western Ocean Packets by Basil Lubbock

An enjoyable read full of facts and  history, written in an engaging narrative style of the ships of the ocean west of Britain. It looks at every aspect: the ships the people the crews the voyages the shipping companies. Five appendices of  ship details, passenger movements. Long index.

154 pp. some photos and paintings B&W. hard cover cloth binding

Binding poor condition, pages unharmed.

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The Log of the Cutty Sark by Basil Lubbock

An fascinating read  the full history of this extraordinary vessel, almost the stuff of myth,  written in an engaging narrative style . Several appendices of statistics and voyages. Long index.

320 pp. some photos drawings and sail plan B&W. hard cover cloth binding

Very Good condition, protective plastic cover

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Thermopylae by John Crosse

A short magazine-style pictorial history of the famous clipper, less lucky in life than her famous competitor Cutty Sark.

Many fine paintings photos maps and tables.

30 pp. pub. 1970. Very good condition no damage 

 

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Tall Ships. The World of Sail Training by Maldwin Drummond

A large format pictorial describing tall ships generally and individual vessels. Forweword by HRH Duke of Edinburgh

160 pp. 200 photos all B&W. some fine drawings. A book to pore ovder.

Fine condition

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Pacific Sail by Roger Morris

Four centuries of Western ships in the Pacific Ocean.

Many fine drawings approx. 100 beautifully detailed paintings mostly colour and maps

192 pp. Fine condition some creasing of dust cover margins.

An elegant and scholarly history

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Bluewater Bushmen by Bruce Stannard

An absorbing history of yacht racing on Sydney Harbour.  Many photos of racing yachts and the spectator ferries 

174 pp. approx 120 photos all B&W.

Very fine condition paperback

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Mate in Sail by Capt. James Gaby

The personal history of a master in the heroic days of high-masted sail at its peak.

 288 pp. over 100 illustrations, some emotive colour paintings

Fine condition

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100 Years of Yachting on Port Phillip Bay by Chris de Fraga

210 p. hard cover index no illus. appendices of members, boats, events,  etc.

Fine condition dustcover good

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The Great Age of Sail by various authors.

Edited by Joseph Jobe from contributions by Bathe, Rubin de Cervin and Taillemite and others

A blockbuster but thoroughly researched study of large sailing vessels from C16 onward.

ln  translation of a very high standard

300 pp. many drawings, diagrams, colour paintings of high quality

A work to savour over many years. Good condition except for dust cover in poor shape 

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Yacht Racing Tactics by J Schult

210 pp. many drawings and photos

Good condition in plastic protector.

inscribed "T E Mort"

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The Cutty Sark by FGG Carr

24 pp. many photos B&W

Brochure prepared to accompany the ship after restoration, giving its full history and the story of preservation

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The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby

Enthralling. The lives of the men and voyages of the tall square rigger Moshulu.

245 pp. soft cover very good condition with some sunning of pages. photo section B&W

 

 

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Sail Changes by Roger Morris

Tall ships in New Zealand waters. For 180 years from the early 19th century to the 1980s, shown in beautifully produced watercolour paintings and drawings 

48 pp. hard cover book very fine condition small tear in dust cover back.

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Sea Change by Mairi Hedderwick

The summer voyage of a modest sized sloop around much of the coast of Scotland. An absorbing travel story by land but made thrilling by being at sea. Delightful reading for sailors and those who have travelled in Scotland, or wish they could.

164 pp. many line drawings. soft cover Fine condition.

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International Boating Digest and Reference by Lloyd Williams

A prize must go for this most uninteresting and least informative book name.

However it turns out to be a wonderful compendium of tricks of the yachting trade. What happens when you hit a whale. How to stop your spare battery going flat. Packing a stern gland, keeping fit on a small boat. Some useful knots, hints to better cooking.

Delightful reading interesting and useful for the curious mind. Amusing but above all practical.

240  pp. soft cover in tough plastic slip protector. Fine condition

 

 

 

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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 in 1998

320 pp. soft cover some photo sections in colour

Fine condition

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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 vessels 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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