Sailing Gaffers

Stories from 50 Years of the Old Gaffers Association

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Author: Viv Head

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780704373297

Category:

Page: 304

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Created fifty years ago after a three-way conversation in a public house, the Old Gaffers Association grew into a group of enthusiasts who rescued a vital part of our maritime heritage from almost certain extinction. This jaunty celebration, lavishly illustrated, demonstrates how gaff-rigged sailing vessels are alive in a way no other boat could ever be. In this book their owners tell of their stylish, characterful and sea-kindly craft - and some of their adventures. There are tales, too, of solo sailors and families embarking on voyages across the oceans that have seen the Old Gaffers Association become a world-wide community. Jim Rockeller, owner of the Bald Mountain Boat Works in Camden, Maine, and instigator of the first OGA group in America, wrote of the OGA in 1968: 'Membership requirements are simple. One needn't know the difference between a throat and a peak halyard; one need only know that putting to sea in a gaff-rigged vessel is a special kind of magic not found in other kinds of sailing.' This magic of traditional sailing has cast its spell much closer to home, too - simply messing about in boats, alone, joining in regattas or cruising with families and friends. This book will delight every boating enthusiast. As the cheers greeting the traditional boats that graced The Queen's Jubilee Thames Pageant showed, they bring out the salty seadog in us all.

The Incredibly Indispensable Web Directory

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Author: Clive Zietman,Bettina Zietman

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749439439

Category: Internet

Page: 359

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The fourth edition of this Web directory is updated and extended to include 10,000 entries. Incredibly Indispensible Web Directory is designed to save hours of searching on the Internet and help individuals to go straight to their desired site, without using search engines. It lists and categorises sites from art galleries to zoos.

Sailing

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Author: Jeremy Evans

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140533472X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 7128

For anyone considering setting sail "Eyewitness Companions offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who just wants to know more about their favourite pastime." Heyday Essential reading – whether you're dipping your toe in the water for the first time, or a seasoned sea-dog brushing up your skills. Find out how to get started: explore different boats, what to wear, and discover the correct kit to pack for rivers, lakes or the high seas. Learn the essential techniques, from rigging and launching your boat to advanced tacking, gibing and starting to race. Plus, get the low-down on navigating your vessel and handling emergencies. Take time to research before you go: explore the top sailing destinations of the world, whether you fancy cruising in the Mediterranean or drifting through the warm Caribbean. Make sure you dip into this before setting off.

Sailing Close to the Wind

Reminiscences

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Author: Dennis Skinner,Kevin Maguire

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782061584

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Dennis Skinner, the famed Beast of Bolsover, is adored by legions of supporters and respected as well as feared by admiring enemies. Fiery and forthright, with a prodigious recall, Skinner is one of the best-known politicians in Britain. He remains as passionate and committed to the causes he champions as on the first day he entered the House of Commons back in 1970. In an age of growing cynicism about politicians, the witty and astute Skinner is renowned as a brightly burning beacon of principle. He has watched Prime Ministers come and go - Heath, Wilson, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown - and yet remains uncorrupted by patronage and compromise. Cameron discovered Skinner's popularity when a public backlash forced the current PM to apologise in Parliament for calling Skinner a dinosaur who should be in a museum. Skinner at eighty has a unique take on post-war Britain. A combatant in the great social, industrial and political upheavals of the last half century, he's resisted telling his extraordinary story. Until now.

Hand, Reef and Steer 2nd edition

Traditional Sailing Skills for Classic Boats

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Author: Tom Cunliffe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472925882

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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In Hand, Reef & Steer - winner of the Best Book of the Sea Award - Tom explains the different sailing characteristics of classic craft and shares his grasp of the special skills required to handle them. He describes how to handle heavy loads using tackles rather than winches and reveals the mysteries of making the boat work for you rather than fighting with her gear. He shares step by step advice on setting up the rig; sail handling skills (hoisting, setting and reefing) heavy and light air sailing; manouevring a long-keel boat; losing way, scandalizing and steering with sails, topsails, watersails, single-luff spinnakers and fisherman staysails; and much, much more. Hand, Reef & Steer, with its wonderful watercolour drawings and atmospheric photos, will delight all who love the unique character and grace of classic craft. 'Superb' Cruising 'A delightful book' WoodenBoat

Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

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Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071797351

Category: Transportation

Page: 608

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The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging

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Author: Brion Toss

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0070648409

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

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Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs are all here. It's a book for sailors who want the satisfaction and hard-cash savings of stepping their own masts, inspecting and maintaining their own rigs, and turning their own tailsplices and wire eyesplices. It is for boatowners who want to replace an entire gang of rigging themselves--measuring, choosing appropriate wire, turning soft eyes, leathering, and serving. It is for bluewater voyagers who want to feel secure in the knowledge that, should a shroud carry away far at sea, they will be able to repair it. The Complete Rigger's Apprentice is also a free-roaming collection of useful ideas and tips on everything from supplementing winches with block and tackle, to rigging snubbers at anchor, to using pantyhose for an emergency fanbelt. In short, it's the definitive book on the art of rigging, written by its most entertaining practitioner.

Hand, Reef and Steer

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Author: Tom Cunliffe

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574092035

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

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A handbook on sailing classic boats by the 'guru of gaff-rig sailors', replete with illustrations and clear descriptions of techniques that are unique to the classic boat world.

Peer Gynt

A Dramatic Poem in Five Acts

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Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Norwegian drama

Page: 197

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