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The cornerstone for all celestial navigation, listing the celestial bodies used for navigation, a sight reduction table, and other information valuable to the offshore navigator. The content of this edition of 2019 Nautical Almanac is identical to the United States Naval Observatory edition.
In A Voyage Towards Vengeance, we learn that Bill Stroud thought his life was over. His wife and son were dead, his daughter and his son-in-law had disappeared at sea while on passage toward the Caribbean, and he had lost interest in everything, including his only hobby: offshore sailing.
Blue Water Women is a book for those who yearn for adventure and are dreaming of crossing oceans, cruising the world, or making a career at sea, but are aware they need to learn more before they set sail. This book gives the novice passage-maker a reliable foundation for starting a life at sea based on the shared experiences and frank advice of forty blue water-sailing women interviewed from around the globe, from novice to professional. This book will allow you to confidently set sail on your voyage of a lifetime. The author herself is an experienced sailor who has written articles for sailing magazines worldwide. She learned to sail in her late fifties and is still sailing full time fifteen years later.
Waitangi, Rainbow and Ariki, Little Jim and Rona … these are the famous names of famous, elegant and magnificent classic boats that excite the attention of anyone who comes across them out on New Zealand’s coastal waters. Now Ivor Wilkins’ stunning coffee-table book Classic: The revival of Classic Boating in New Zealand celebrates their power and grace and the people who have restored them to their glory. These boats are a direct link to this country’s remarkable maritime history. No sooner had the first European settlers arrived in Auckland, for example, than they held a regatta to celebrate.
Cruising sailors around the world know that San Francisco Bay is an excellent cruising area, but few know of the multitude of destinations available here. Within a few hours sail of each other are the generally cool City Front and the often sunny Alameda Island, busy Sausalito and sleepy Petaluma, accessible South Beach Harbor and remote China Camp. In this updated version of the Cruising Guide to San Francisco Bay, sailors can learn the locations of all the open anchorages and marinas in and around San Francisco, from as far south as Half Moon Bay to Bodega Bay to the north.
Let Cruising in Seraffyn Tribute Edition introduce you to a special world. The first of a four-book series, it is full of the sights, sounds and people of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the islands of the Atlantic Ocean.
Read how Lin and Larry built their wooden 24-foot engineless cutter and set off hoping for a few months of true freedom in spite of limited finances. Share their excitement as they learn how to earn as they go and sail ever further afield.
One glance will convince you that How to Rename Your Boat is not at all your usual boating book. It’s quirky-funny in some chapters, serious in some, and quite over the top in others. And yet, as experienced boaters will realize, it’s really a book about safety at sea, supplemented with plentiful advice about how you can improve your odds of survival in various circumstances.Some of it may not be standard advice, of course. Vigor’s famous “denaming” ceremony, for instance, doesn’t look like boating safety advice at first glance.
In the book, Rescue at the Top of the World winter came early to the Arctic in 1897. Frigid temperatures brought pack ice that filled the waters north of the Bering Strait. As a result, virtually the entire North American whaling fleet was trapped, stranding 300 men to die of starvation and exposure. Three escaping ships raised the alarm. Answering the call, three officers from the early U.S. Coast Guard and two missionaries volunteered to travel over 1,500 miles through the Arctic winter to reach the shipwrecked whalers. The rescuers’ perilous four-month journey, through mountainous territory and barren sub-zero landscapes never before traversed, was fraught with blizzards, wolves, steep terrain, unstable ice, hunters, and bone-piercing cold. Unaware that a rescue team was on the way, the shipwrecked men endured freezing temperatures, malnutrition, and scurvy before falling into general lawlessness. Their struggles and those of the rescuers are meticulously recreated here from century-old journals.This extraordinary chronicle of hardship and heroism will take you to the heart of one of America’s greatest maritime disasters-and the greatest Arctic rescue story in history.