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The Finest Gold

The Making of an Olympic Swimmer

by Brad Cooper

<p>Munich, 1972. In the men’s 400-metre freestyle race, America’s Rick DeMont beats Australia’s Brad Cooper by a hundredth of a second. It’s the first electronic timing to deliver a win by such a close margin. The following day, DeMont is ...

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The Finest Gold: The Making of an Olympic Swimmer

by Brad Cooper

Munich, 1972. In the men's 400-metre freestyle race, America's Rick DeMont beats Australia's Brad Cooper by a hundredth of a second. It's the first electronic timing to deliver a win by such a close margin. The following day, DeMont is stripped ...

ISBN: 9781925322699

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The First and the Fastest

Comparing Robin Knox-Johnston and Ellen MacArthur's Historic Round-the-World Voyages

by Nigel Sharp

<p>This is the story of two single-handed non-stop round-the-world voyages: Robin Knox-Johnston’s in 1968/69 and Ellen MacArthur’s in 2004/05. Although there were similarities – both voyages started and finished in Falmouth, for instance, and ...

ISBN: 9780750988742

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The Frozen Frontier

Polar Bound through the Northwest Passage

by Jane Maufe

<p>The Northwest Passage proved so elusive for so long that many sailors and explorers believed it didn't actually exist. A sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic archipelago, it wasn't until Roald Amundsen's ...

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The Ian Nicolson Trilogy

by Ian Nicolson, C. Eng. FRINA Hon. MIIMS

<p>This trilogy tells how Ian Nicolson, yachtsman, naval architect and author, joined a Canadian and a Norwegian to sail the 45-foot ketch Maken from England via the Panama Canal to Vancouver, Canada. It goes on to describe how Ian returned home

ISBN: 9781445651972

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The Impractical Boat Owner

Tales and Trials from Years of Floundering Afloat

by Dave Selby

<p>This is a book with no practical purpose whatsoever. As any fan of Dave's would probably guess, a book by him won't make you a better sailor, and it won't provide any instruction on boat maintenance. But it will entertain – his light but ...

ISBN: 9781472944856

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The Inland Voyager's Handbook: How to Cruise the Inland Waterways in Safety and Comfort

by Danny L. Davis

<p><strong>The essential guide to cruising, geared to the charms of inland waterways</strong></p> <p>Have you been dreaming about buying a boat and cruising the waterways? Not sure how to start living your dream? Experienced sailor and devoted ...

ISBN: 9780071845632

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The Laser Book

Laser Sailing From Start To Finish

by Tim Davison

<p>The Laser is the world’s most popular adult dinghy and comes with three rigs: Standard (used by men at the Olympic games), Radial (used by women at the Olympic games) and 4.7 (used by young people moving up from the Optimist). But the boat is

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The Liveaboard Guide

Living Afloat on the Inland Waterways

by Mr Tony Jones

<p>The romantic dream of downsizing, giving up the rat race, and living life at 4mph on the inland waterways is proving more and more attractive. But for tens of thousands of people it is not just a romantic dream but an actual ...

ISBN: 9781472963680

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The Mirror Book

Mirror Sailing from Start to Finish

by Peter Aitken & Tim Davison

<p>The Mirror dinghy was a significant factor in the boom of dinghy sailing in the 1960s, introducing thousands to the delights of sailing. While sailing has come a long way since then and there have been a lot of far more exotic craft launched,

ISBN: 9781912177912

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The myth of winter swimming

by Natalia Szydlowski

<p>Central temperature variance is a common phenomenon, including in experienced swimmers, and it is an important medical concern in winter swimming events. Up to this moment only limited studies of these swimmers in endurance disciplines exist,

ISBN: 9789877617030

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The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd edition

RCC Pilotage Foundation

by Kitty van Hagen

<p><em>The Pacific Crossing Guide</em> is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication, health and provisioning to seasonal weather, ...

ISBN: 9781472935359

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The Pursuit of the House-Boat - Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, Under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq

by John Kendrick Bangs

<p>This is John Kendrick Bangs' 1897 novel, “The Pursuit of the House-Boat”. A deceased Sherlock Holmes is employed by the Associated Shades club to help them after the House-Boat has been commandeered by the nefarious Captain Kidd. An amusing ...

ISBN: 9781473360631

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The Rip Curl Story

50 years of perfect surf, international business, wild characters and the search for the ultimate ride

by Tim Baker

<i>The Rip Curl Story</i> is the remarkable tale of two young surfers - Doug 'Claw' Warbrick and Brian Singer - who pursued an audacious dream to make a living in pursuit of the ultimate ride.<BR><BR>The brand they built, Rip Curl, not only ...

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The Rip Curl Story

50 years of perfect surf, international business, wild characters and the search for the ultimate ride

by Tim Baker

<p><em>The Rip Curl Story</em> is the remarkable tale of two young surfers - Doug 'Claw' Warbrick and Brian Singer - who pursued an audacious dream to make a living in pursuit of the ultimate ride.</p> <p>The brand they built, Rip Curl, not ...

ISBN: 9780143788881

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The Rules Book

Complete 2017-2020 Rules

by Bryan Willis

<p>This bestselling pocket-sized racing rules book is unique in covering the rules by race situation. It explains the rules affecting each part of the race course, from the start line, round the marks and on to the finish line, and clear ...

ISBN: 9781472936196

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The Sailing Bible

The Complete Guide for All Sailors from Novice to Experienced Skipper 2nd edition

by Barrie Smith, Jeremy Evans & Pat Manley

<p><em>The Sailing Bible</em> is the complete, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of your sailing at whatever level. Whether you are a dinghy or yacht ...

ISBN: 9781472949554

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The Sea Takes No Prisoners

Offshore voyages in an open dinghy

by Peter Clutterbuck

<p>This is a classic real-life story of derring do on the high seas, complete with extreme risk, last-minute ingenuity and many near-misses.</p> <p>Beginning in the 1960s, this book tells of the real life adventures of the author as a boy – a ...

ISBN: 9781472945693

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The Shipping Forecast

A Miscellany

by Nic Compton

<p>The rhythmic lullaby of ‘North Utsire, South Utsire’ has been lulling the nation’s insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe – as well as providing a very real service for the ...

ISBN: 9781473530287

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The Swimming Drill Book

by Ruben J. Guzman

<p>Technique is critical in swimming performance. In the pool or open water, coaches and athletes alike know that efficiency in entering the water and in moving through it equates to milliseconds of improvement—milliseconds that make all the ...

ISBN: 9781492585435

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