An Interview with John Rousmaniere

by Amy Villalba

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John RousmaniereEditor’s note: Recently released by Simon & Schuster, the fourth edition of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere is an updated version of the essential book about sailing and safety at sea. WindCheck contributor Amy Villalba spoke with the award-winning author about the new volume and the definition of seamanship.

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Book Review - Sea Struck

by W.H. Bunting
Published by Tilbury House 366 pages hardcover $30

Sea Struck By W.H. BuntingDuring the final years of American square-rigged sail, from the 1880s to the turn of the last century, tens of thousands of young men living along the coast of the Northeast were captivated by the ships that were built in towns like Bath, Maine and sailed from such ports as New Bedford, Massachusetts to distant ports around the world. The adventure of shipping out on a commercial square-rigger was a rite of passage for countless “sea struck” young men.

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Taking the Helm - One of America’s Top Sailors Tells Her Story

By Dawn Riley with Cynthia Goss
Published by DR Ventures
289 pages
$17.95 (paperback) $6.99 (e-book)

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Sea Struck

Published by Tilbury House
366 pages hardcover
$30

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Wood Sails Dreams

Wood Sail DreamsThe popularity of fiberglass boats that began in the middle of the last century brought wooden boats – and the art of building them – to the brink of extinction. Kept alive through the passion of a small but fiercely dedicated band of owners, builders and restorers, boats crafted from trees are enjoying a remarkable renaissance. 

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Book Review - Sailing a Serious Ocean

Anyone contemplating their first offshore passage, particularly with a small crew, should buy and study this latest book by renowned sailor and nautical writer John Kretschmer. A one-man charter operation specializing in long distance, open ocean sailing, Kretschmer has logged more than 300,000 offshore miles including 20 transatlantic and two transpacific passages.

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The Billionaire and the Mechanic

Billionaire and the MechanicNorbert Bajurin, the owner of an automotive radiator shop in San Francisco, CA, was initially enthusiastic about being elected Commodore of his beloved Golden Gate Yacht Club, but he soon realized the blue collar club was in dire financial straits and in danger of being forced out of existence.

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Sailing Fascination

Sailing FascinationPhotographs by Heinrich Hecht
Text by Hans-Harald Schack
Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
264 pages hardcover $50

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Deer Isle’s Undefeated America’s Cup Crews

Deer Isle’s Undefeated America’s Cup CrewsHumble Heroes From a Downeast Island

By Mark J. Gabrielson

Published by The History Press 176 pages paperback $19.99

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Swim That Rock

By John Rocco & Jay Primiano

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Published by Candlewick Press 294 pages paperback $16.99

 

 

 

 

 

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