Sails, Skippers & Sextants

Drower, G. M. F.

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Fifty stories showcasing the impact made by inspiring individuals and inventions on the development of the sailing world as we know it

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Publish Date: 01/07/2021

Description

‘The inventions, the innovations, the stories, the surprises. A combination of history, reference and entertainment – something for every seafarer and many others too.’ – Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

People have been sailing for thousands of years, but we’ve come some distance from longboats and clippers. How did we arrive here?

In fifty tales of inventors and innovations, Sails, Skippers and Sextants looks at the history of one of our most enjoyable pastimes, from the monarch who pioneered English yachting to the engineer who invented sailboards. The stories are sometimes inspiring, usually amusing and often intriguing – so grab your lifejacket, it’s going to be quite an adventure.

Additional information

Weight 404 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 20 mm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition

Fourth edition

Dewey

797.12409 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K