Amazing Sailing Stories

True Adventures from the High Seas

Dick Durham

Date Published :
May 2016
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
Series :
Amazing Stories
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ISBN : 9781909911505
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.02 X 5.98 inches
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Set sail on a thrilling journey to discover some of the most exciting tales of adventure afloat. There’s every sort of vessel from majestic square rigger to humble homemade yacht. Journey around gale-whipped headlands and survive mountainous seas – or turn the page to discover the delights of cruising among the islands of a tropical paradise.

The exploits of sailing’s greatest names are recounted, along with an eclectic mix of tales that never made the headlines, yet make compelling reading.

Discover a treasure trove of sailing stories from across centuries, and from the four corners of the globe. This is wonderful reading for anyone with a love of sailing and the sea.

About The Author

In his childhood Dick Durham explored the creeks and rivers of Essex, Kent and Suffolk in a collection of dinghies and dayboats. When he left school he signed on as mate of the Thames sailing barge Cambria, and served on the last working Thames barge before beginning his writing career on Fleet Street, writing for national newspapers and sailing magazines. He joined Yachting Monthly in 1998 as a feature writer and news editor and has travelled the globe in search of the best sailing stories and adventures. He is well known for his powerful and poetic writing style.


"Some of the greatest sailing yarns retold in gripping style."

- Classic Boat

"It's a bit of a rollicking read!"

- Classic Sailor

"Dick Durham has bought together a collection of some of the most exceptional sailing stories - both ancient and modern."

- South West Boating

"Combines a love of good writing with a taste of seafaring adventure."

- Your Boat Life

"A good, diverse, collection of sea stories."

- Yachting Monthly

"Captivating and an absorbing read."

- Little Ship Club

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