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Creeping Up on Auckland

by Courtenay Latimer

Presents a voyage undertaken by twelve people on a North Sea trawler in 1959, from England to New Zealand with adventures along the way.


Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper

by John Kretschmer

The adventure-laden tales of a sailboat delivery skipper, in his own words. Consistently captivating, John Kretschmer's stories are alternately funny and harrowing.


The Long Way

by Bernard Moitessier & William Rodarmor

Bernard Moitessier was in the lead and nearing the finish of the Golden Cup—a solo circumnavigation of the world—when he abandoned the race and set his course for a personal journey that would conclude three...


Desperate Voyage

by John Caldwell

In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama after the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.


Sailing the Pacific

by Miles Hordern

Solo sailors are widely known to be a breed apart, and here's an unforgettable book that shows just how wide a berth they give themselves from the crowds. Several years ago, Miles Hordern, a schoolteacher by...


Peter Isler's Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets

by Peter Isler

From one of the world's most respected sailors-the knowledge and secrets every sailor needs

Peter Isler, two-time America's Cup winner, has sailed in and won hundreds of races over the last forty years. In that...


The Way of a Ship

by Derek Lundy

When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined:...


Under the Arms of the Sky

by Kate Macready

This is the journey that saw Kate and Hugh step outside their comfort zone in every respect. Ditching jobs, saying goodbye to family in Sydney, and reducing their wordly belongings to what fit on a 13m sailing...


Sailing

by Dave Franzel

With Sailing: The Basics, acclaimed teacher and racer Dave Franzel moves you quickly from book to boat. It is his firm conviction that the best and most effective way to learn to sail is to be out on the water....


In The Wake of Erma (a pensioner's tale)

by Trevor Wilson

A sequel to the author’s “Sailing alone across the Atlantic (a pensioner’s tale)”. In turns fascinating, nail-biting and astonishing. A story that was fifty years in the making, filled with drama and...


Round the World in the Wrong Season

by Eric Wiberg

Written between 1994 and 2009, is a memoir of global travel and an unfulfilled college crush. The book follows the narrator out of school and across the Pacific. At only 23 he has command of a 68-foot Burmese-teak...


Published Writing 1976 - 2017

by Eric Wiberg

There are selections from the front page of the Nassau Tribune, immediately following Hurricane Andrew, an article about falling overboard from a yacht in a snow storm in Cruising World, and an essay in The...


Ice with Everything

by H.W. Tilman, Trevor Robertson & Alex Ramsay

‘For most men, as Epicurus has remarked, rest is stagnation and activity madness. Mad or not, the activity that I have been pursuing for the last twenty years takes the form of voyages to remote, mountainous...


High Mountains and Cold Seas

by J.R.L. Anderson & Tim Madge

Harold William ‘Bill’ Tilman (1898 –1977) was among the greatest adventurers of his time, a pioneering mountaineer and sailor who held exploration above all else.

The son of a Liverpool sugar importer,...


A New History of Yachting

by Mike Bender

This book, by a leading expert in the field, is the first major history of yachting for over a quarter of a century. Setting developments within political, social and economic changes, the book tellsthe story...


The Swan and Her Crew

by George Christopher Davies

The Swan And Her Crew - Or The Adventures Of Three Young Naturalists And Sportsmen On The Broads And Rivers Of Norfolk (1889) by George Christopher Davies . 

 

This is a story of sport and adventure, natural...


Mischief among the Penguins

by H.W. Tilman, Libby Purves & Tom Cunliffe

Hand (man) wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure.’ So read the crew notice placed in the personal column of The Times by H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman in the spring of 1959....


An Inexplicable Attraction

by Eric B. Forsyth

Sailing well into his eighties, Captain Eric Forsyth shows in his book, An Inexplicable Attraction: My Fifty Years of Ocean Sailing, that age need not be a barrier to an adventurous retirement. His love of...


Narrowboating for Novices

by John Henshaw & Annie Henshaw

John and Annie Henshaw took their first narrowboat holiday in 2002. Now, in Narrowboating for Novices they share all the knowledge they have acquired over the years - and which they wish they’d had when they...


Where Whales Sing

by Daniel H. Van Ginhoven & Peggy A. Van Ginhoven

You have now sailed thousands of miles with us aboard the good ship Osprey. That 41 foot sloop has carried us half way across the mighty South Pacific Ocean; where we have been met by severe storms with giant...