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The Panathenaic Games

The papers in this volume were presented at an international conference organised in Athens (May 11-14, 2004) and focus on the study of the Panathenaic Games, a Panhellenic athleti ...

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The Great Bike Race

"If Alpe d’Huez was a rigorous climb, with its mathematical progression of tight corners and steep inclines, the Izoard is far more awesome, a rocky wilderness at 7,743 feet, which ...

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Motorboating: Start to Finish

Motorboating is the perfect book for you if you are new to motorboating and need to learn the basics, or if you are experienced, but wish to broaden your skills and develop your te ...

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The Mirror Book

This book tells you everything you need to know about sailing the bermuda and gaff-rigged Mirror.Packed with practical advice and illustrated with step-by-step photographs, it teac ...

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Be Your Own Sailing Coach

If you want to win races you need to get organised! This unique guide shows you how to set your overall sailing goals, and breaks them down into manageable – yet stretching – mini- ...

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Ultimate Sailing Adventures

Do you dream of sailing around one of the Great Capes? Would you like to cruise up the Amazon or windsurf across the Pacific? How about competing in the America’s Cup or Volvo Ocea ...

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Knox-Johnston on Sailing

One of Britain’s greatest living sailors shares a collection of distilled wisdom, acute observation and fascinating anecdotes. This book is a collection of provoking, insightful an ...

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Sailing, Yachts & Yarns

Sailing, Yachts and Yarns is a selection of British sailing legend Tom Cunliffe's most entertaining, outspoken and instructive writing from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine. ...

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Pencil, Paper and Stars

Today’s sailors rely on GPS for position finding and passage making. But what happens if your electronic navigation systems fail?This book provides you with simple, practical, get- ...

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Surf UK

This is your ultimate guide to Britain’s surf beaches. It’s packed with the local knowledge you need to discover exciting waves in unexpected places. Discover the hidden spots that ...

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Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide

Navigators have only 2 questions: Where am I? Where do I go now? This book shows the simplest way to answer these questions. It starts from scratch, uses no jargon and features gra ...

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West Country Cruising Companion

First published in 1988 as West Country Cruising, Mark Fishwick's definitive sailing guide for the ever attractive coastline of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly comb ...

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Yachting: Start to Finish

Yachting is the perfect book for you if you are new to sailing, or if you are an experienced sailor wanting to broaden your skills and develop your techniques.This easy-to-follow, ...

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Racundra's First Cruise

Racundra’s First Cruise is Arthur Ransome’s account of Racundra’s maiden voyage, which took place in August and September 1922. The cruise took him from Riga, in Latvia to Helsing ...

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Simple Boat Maintenance

Simple Boat Maintenance concentrates on the 67 most common boat maintenance jobs. Each is rated for difficulty on a scale of 1-5 and is explained in simple steps with lots of photo ...

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Essential Boat Electrics

Essential Boat Electrics removes the mystique of boat electrics. It shows you how to carry out many electrical jobs on-board properly and safely.Included are tutorials, from using ...

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Solent Cruising Companion

The Solent is the spiritual home of sailing and one of Britain’s most popular sailing spots, offering a varied and interesting cruising ground. In this fully updated third edition, ...

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East Coast Rivers Cruising Companion

Well established as ‘the East Coast yachtsman’s bible’, this 20th edition of Jan Harber’s classic cruising companion marks the book’s 60th anniversary. Dating back to 1956 when Jac ...

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Coastal and Offshore Navigation

Discover what the modern yacht navigator needs to know for a stress-free voyage along the coast and out of sight of land. This book is designed to raise the game of the inshore day ...

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Inshore Navigation

Navigation is a subject best learned outside the classroom so this book is written to get you started as soon as possible. Once you've mastered a few simple principles, it helps yo ...

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Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road

Collisions are expensive! Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) is essential for anyone venturing onto th ...

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Understanding a Nautical Chart

Charts are filled with a mass of data. This book tells you where to find – and how to understand – this vital knowledge. First explaining how charts are compiled, this guides you t ...

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Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner

The modern sailor is an electronic navigator. New boats come stacked with GPS, chartplotters and radar, on a bewildering array of screens and displays. With this book learn how to ...

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Diesels Afloat

Diesel engines are installed in just about every yacht and in most large motorboats. This book explains how to prevent problems, troubleshoot and make repairs using safe techniques ...

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Rigging covers every aspect of standing and running rigging on a boat. The book explains the various options and materials with clear illustrations and photographs.An easy step-by- ...