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Amazing Sailing Stories : True Adventures from The High Seas.

Author: Dick Durham
Publisher: Chichester : Fernhurst Books Limited, 2011.
Series: Wiley nautical.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A treasure trove of the most exciting tales of adventure afloat, from journeys across mountainous seas to cruising within a tropical paradise.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Durham, Dick.
Amazing Sailing Stories : True Adventures from The High Seas.
Chichester : Fernhurst Books Limited, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Durham
ISBN: 9781119952626 111995262X
OCLC Number: 870599836
Description: 1 online resource (307 pages)
Contents: Cover; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright; Part One: Survival; Voyage of Desperation; Three Months Adrift in a Rubber Dinghy; The True Story of Moby Dick; Psychopaths in the Fo'c'sle; Once is More than Enough; The Greatest Sea Voyage of all Time?; Decoy Ship; Death did not Deter her; Bligh: A Flawed Real Life 'Master and Commander'; Drifting Alone Across the Ocean in a Punctured Life-Raft; Part Two: Calm; A Ship Swallowed by a Cave; Orchestra from Hell; Death at the Helm; Sunk by a Leviathan in Thick Fog; The Silent Creeks; Part Three: Storm; Fastnet 79: The Killer Storm. A Chop-Stick Fortune in the South SeasFatal Delivery Trip; Anchoring a Tall Ship in a Puddle; Three Times Capsized Sailing Round Antarctica; Part Four: Human Error; UK Border Patrol of Yesteryear; Man Overboard in the Middle of the Pacific; Pilot Error Causes Shipwreck and Death; Family Day-Trip Becomes Rescue at Sea; The Curse of Ill-Gotten Gains; Sailing to the Wrong Hemisphere; Hanging by a Thread from a Shipwreck; Part Five: Adventure; A Real Life Monster of the Deep; Treasure Island; No Way Back: By Raft Across the Pacific; The Queen's Pirate; Shoal Waters Run Deep. From Honeymoon to ShipwreckA Bitter-Sweet Taste of the Racing Life; Dayboat Capsize, Gales and Dismasting; Record of records; Part Six: Tragedy; The Last Tragic Voyage of Francis Chichester; Sailing into Madness; After the Wave; The Mysterious Voyage of the Mary Celeste; The Mysterious Voyage of John Franklin; The Raft of the Medusa; The Riddle of Erskine Childers; Part Seven: Rescue; Frozen to the Rigging; Good Samaritan of the Southern Ocean; Mystery Fire at Sea; Sea Dark, Sky Crying; The Four Rescues of a Solo Atlantic Yachtsman; Part Eight: Deliverance; The Exploding Whale; Downhill Racer. The First Man to Sail Round the World AloneNot Quite the Fastest Ship; The First Man to Sail Round the World Non-Stop and Alone; Deliverance Trip; The Ship that Sailed Herself; Round the World in 1 000 Breakages; Diy Ocean Racer; The Dead Lay in her Wake; The Terror of a Lee-Shore; The Smallest Boat to Sail Round the World; Bibliography.
Series Title: Wiley nautical.
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Offers a collection of stories - both ancient and modern - of thrilling adventures at sea. This book includes tales of adventures on the high seas that captivate both sailors and those who stand on  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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