The Cutty Sark by FGG Carr

Booklet. Produced to celebrate the return of the restored vessel to preservation in 1957

24 pp. over 30 photos and drawings all B&W. Detailed descriptive text.

soft cover Good condition

 

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Master of Cape Horn by Hugh Falkus

The story of W A Nelson one of the greatest square rigger captains, who never lost a ship and could ourun a clipper with his trampship. The collected writings of several observers including Nelson himself from his logs.

158 pp. some illustrations photos maps and drawings. Log of voyages, dates and Glossary.

An enthralling read.

 

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The Great Days of Sail by Andrew Shewan

The memoir of a tea clipper captain told in gripping and vivid terms by the man who lived through the most important era of sail. It doesn't get more real than this, history told in fluent prose by a man who made it.

238 pp. index and introduction by David MacGregor

Very Fine condition

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The Romance of Sail by Michael Leitch

A photo album of scenes from all eras . Profusely illustrated, photos drawings paintings and maps. mostly B&W

Informative text.

122 pp. over 150 illustrations. 50 in colour

Very fine condition

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Bargain Basement. A miscellany of sailing books all $5.00 ea.

All in fair to good condition (except "By Way of the Horn" some tears to cover).

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Sail in the South photos from Edwardes collection text by R Parsons

206 pp. over 200 photos all B&W Historic photos collected by A D Edwardes from 1925 on,  photos dating from 1870s

A fascinating dip into history  especially the men of the times whose lives are vividly depicted. 

Very fine condition. Enthralling in places so evocative are  the pictures

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Sailing Ships of War 1400 - 1860 by Frank Howard

254 pp. over 300  illustrations. drawings plans paintings many in colour. Fleet tables

Very good condition some scuffing and creasing of dust cover.

A good read, not a coffee table book

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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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Samuel Bate a Singular Character

The biography of a real mariner in the days of sail, set in many countries over many voyages in full-riggers.

pub 1987 Very  good condition dust cover. 200 pp. some photos B&W. Long index.

a good read for any follower of the sea and sailing

 

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Reed's Seamanship Published by Thos Reed and Co., Sunderland 19th ed.

 

A  fascinating compendium of  the sailor's skills in sitting for the Ordinary Seaman's Certificate, in steam and sail.

Highly readable and relevant to the management of ocean going ships such as owned by SHF

300 pages many line drawings and pictures. Long index and appendix. A valuable resource for historic ship sailors

Fair condition. binding sound pages well-thumbed

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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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The Lat Grain Race by Eric Newby

An exciting narrative by a novice who had to learn to be a seaman very quickly on a full-rigger in the last days of sail.

(See scan of synopsis).

244 pp. hard cover very good condition . Dust cover has slight tears to spine .

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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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The Golden Age of Sail Australia and NZ by Capt. John Noble

A pictorial history of full-riggers. 

116pp. over 100 photos all B&W of ships, crews, ports storms at sea. 

Very fine condition. A book to pick up and browse at leisure 

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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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Own a Steel Boat by Mike Pratt

Of interest to nostalgic yachties looking at how it used to be done

252 pp. approx 20 photos all B&W. Many drawings of build detail

Very fine condition hard cover

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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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Deepwater Sail by HA Underhill

 

The complete history of ocean-going sailing ship design from ketch and barque to clipper and all in between

302 pp.  plus 100 hand drawn plates of high quality. many photos all B&W. full index  and appendix bibliography

A work to savour over many years. Very good condition  

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Dalpuget no dust cover OR with dustcover

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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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