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Amazing Sailing Stories - True Adventures from the High Seas
A wonderful collection of sailing stories from across centuries and around the world. Journey around gale-whipped headlands, survive mountainous seas and discover the delights of cruising among the islands of a tropical paradise. From the majestic square rigger to the humble homemade yacht; every sort of vessel is showcased in this treasure trove of extraordinary true tales.The exploits of sailing's greatest names are recounted, along with an eclectic mix of voyages that never made the headlines yet make compelling reading.Dick Durham invites you to set sail on a thrilling journey comprising some of the most exciting tales of adventure afloat. He retells each one, adding a magic that makes this essential reading for anyone with a love of sailing and the sea.
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"A cracking read." (Yachting World); "Gripping tales, both ancient and modern, of thrilling adventures at sea." (Bookseller Buyer's Guide); "Easy, page-turning fun." (Classic Boat); "Make sure you have a long watch when you pick this up as you won't be able to put it down." (Peter Goss, MBE); "Worse things happen at sea and when they do men are levelled: admirals become cannibals, mothers become master mariners, and DIY bodgers become circumnavigators as Dick Durham's book reveals." (Practical Boat Owner); "Here's a book you really can't go too far wrong with." (Sailing Today); 'With section headings like Survival, Calm, Storm, Human Error, Tragedy and Deliverance this is a book which promises an element of instruction within its overall remit to entertain. And it does not disappoint. From the first short chapter it's a bit of a rollicking read! Fleet Street trained, Dick tells his stories with a terse spartan style that ensures you never get bored or find your eyes wandering off the page.' (Classic Sailor, Jul 2016). "Some of the great sailing yarns retold in gripping style." (Classic Boat).