Knox-Johnston on Sailing

Robin Knox-Johnston

A collection of distilled wisdom, acute observation and fascinating anecdotes from one of Britain's greatest living sailors.
Date Published :
September 2010
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
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ISBN : 9780470972519
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 x 6.26 inches
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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 and perceptive pieces of writing by Robin Knox-Johnston. His forthright and compelling views are based on a wealth of experience and expertise. The spotlight of his steely gaze falls upon the great ocean races and the brave men and women who compete in them. He considers the lessons of seamanship he learned over hundreds of thousands of miles at sea and he looks ahead, considering the future of sailing for racing and cruising yachtsmen. This will entertain and inform in equal measure. A comprehensive index makes this a useful work of reference as well as a wonderful title which can be dipped into at leisure.

About The Author

Robin Knox-Johnston rose to fame in 1969 when he became the first person to sail non-stop and solo around the world. In an illustrious sailing career he has also set records for the fastest circumnavigation and last raced solo round the world in 2007, aged 68. He was knighted in 1995.




Going places

Sailing solo

Safety at sea

Life on board

Ocean rescue

The Southern Ocean

Sailing and the wider world

Hazards of the oceans

The changing face of sailing


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