Ultimate Sailing Adventures: 100 Extraordinary Experiences & Adventures on the Water [NOOK Book]

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Do you dream of sailing around one of the Great Capes? Would you like to cruise up the Amazon or windsurf across the Pacific? How about competing in the America’s Cup or Volvo Ocean Race? These are just a few of the 100 extraordinary experiences included in Ultimate Sailing Adventures.

There are more modest adventures too: share the experience of competing among almost 2,000 yachts in a race that is open to all, or get a feel for cruising among...

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Ultimate Sailing Adventures: 100 Extraordinary Experiences & Adventures on the Water

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Overview

Do you dream of sailing around one of the Great Capes? Would you like to cruise up the Amazon or windsurf across the Pacific? How about competing in the America’s Cup or Volvo Ocean Race? These are just a few of the 100 extraordinary experiences included in Ultimate Sailing Adventures.

There are more modest adventures too: share the experience of competing among almost 2,000 yachts in a race that is open to all, or get a feel for cruising among the epic scenery of Desolation Sound.

This book takes you from Lake Titicaca to the Arctic Circle and from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to the icebergs and mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean. Try an eco-charter in Thailand or step aboard the sexiest yacht in the world. Lively writing puts you at the helm while stunning photography brings each adventure to life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118422564
  • Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

Miles Kendall is a journalist and author specializing in yachts and yachting. He has 30 years of sailing experience and as deputy editor of Yachting Monthly magazine he travelled and explored the world, writing about every aspect of this exciting sport.
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FOLLOW IN SHACKLETON’S WAKE

Do you dare take on the greatest nautical adventure?

The greatest adventures are those that are a matter of life and death, where the odds seem impossibly stacked against success. That was certainly the case when Ernest Shackleton set off in a small boat to cross hundreds of kilometres of the gale-whipped Southern Ocean in a bid to save the crew of Endurance. It is possibly the greatest marine adventure of all time and one that a few brave souls have tried to replicate in recent times.

The drama started in January 1915 when Endurance became stuck in ice as she sailed towards Antarctica. The plan was to land Shackleton and his team of explorers so that they could attempt the first crossing of the frozen continent. With the ship trapped, there was nothing to do but stay onboard as the moving ice carried her north for ten months. The ship was abandoned on 27 October, and finally crushed by the pressure of the frozen sea on 21 November.

Shackleton and the 28 crew of the Endurance camped out on the ice until that broke up beneath them and they took to three small open boats that had been carried on deck. Three days later they made landfall on the rocky shore of Elephant Island. It was the first time the men had stood on dry land in 14 months but the island was uninhabited and barren. To stay there would mean eventual starvation.

The closest possible salvation lay on South Georgia, a mountainous island 1280 km away that was used as a base for whaling vessels. Shackleton prepared the largest of the boats, James Caird, by improvising a deck and loading her with ballast to stop her being capsized in the high winds and mountainous seas that race across the frozen Southern Ocean.

The epic passage to South Georgia is the stuff of legend. Water froze on deck, threatening to tip the boat over and freak waves bore down on the tiny craft. The bailing was constant and the discomfort unimaginable.

After 14 harrowing days at sea the crew landed in a little cove on South Georgia – but death was now closer than ever for they had to cross a frozen mountain ridge if they were to reach civilization and rescue. That 27-km trek saw them reach an altitude of 1,350 metres and was completed by men who were half-starved and had none of the modern equipment or clothing available today. They eventually stumbled into the tiny settlement and their ordeal was finally over. The men left on Elephant Island were then rescued,

105 days after landing there.

The story of Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic expedition has inspired generation after generation of adventurers and several have followed in his wake, using replica boats, though supported by modern technology and back-up teams.

If such a journey seems a little extreme, consider booking a berth on one of the expedition charter yachts that sail the Antarctic waters and call in at Elephant Island and South Georgia. Some even carry climbers who attempt to follow Shackleton’s route across the island – though the trek is considered simply too dangerous for many.

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Table of Contents

1. South Georgia – sail and climb.

2. Round the Island Race.

3. Caribbean local boats – crew on poles.

4. Blue Water Rally.

5. Golfe du Morbihan.

6. Cape Verdes.

7. Northern Lights.

8. Newport – Bermuda.

9. Cricket – Bramble Bank.

10. Sydney Harbour.

11. Raft across an ocean.

12. Land’s End.

13. Kitesurfing.

14. Sail to Africa from Gilbraltar.

15. French canals.

16. Spinnaker swing.

17. Charter the Maltese Falcon.

18. Rio de Janeiro.

19. Flying fish.

20. Race a TP52.

21. Survive in a liferaft.

22. Three Peaks.

23. Brest festival.

24. Windsurf across an ocean.

25. Maxi-cat.

26. Sail up the Thames.

27. Around Britain.

28. Thai eco-charter.

29. Jester / OSTAR.

30. Equator – Neptune.

31. J Class.

32. Desolation Sound.

33. Go aloft under sail.

34. Surf safari in the Maldives.

35. Fastnet.

36. Set a world speed record.

37. Cape of Good Hope.

38. Sushi at sea.

39. Eastern Med.

40. Sail like a Viking.

41. Clipper Race.

42. Phospheresence.

43. Bay of Biscay.

44. Antarctica.

45. Sydney-Hobart.

46. Dhow in Dubai.

47. Ile du Soleil.

48. Charter in Greece.

49. Cross the Atlantic in a very small boat.

50. Wakeboard behind a trimaran.

51. Volvo.

52. Waterspouts.

53. Ice is nice.

54. Lake Titicaca.

55. Cross the Ocean in an open catamaran.

56. Cowes Week.

57. Amazon.

58. Race around Portland Bill.

59. Become a superyacht skipper/crew.

60. Oysters in Cronwall.

61. Survive a storm.

62. 18th man – America’s Cup.

63. Halong Bay.

64. Gunboat.

65. Hitchhike around the world by sea.

66. Mini-Transat.

67. Sail to the Scillies.

68. Windsurf in the surf.

69. Around the world.

70. Wally Esense.

71. Caribbean cricket cruise.

72. San Fernando Race.

73. Bonafacio.

74. Tall Ship.

75. Tour de France à la Voile.

76. Sail among whales.

77. Classic Malts Cruise.

78. Pirate.

79. Agulhas current – giant waves.

80. 5th man – Extreme 40.

81. Moths.

82. Around Ireland.

83. Galapagos.

84. Vendée Globe.

85. Cruise the Whitsundays.

86. Northwest Passage.

87. Charter Mirabella V.

88. UK East Coast sailing.

89. Transit the Panama Canal.

90. Antigua Sailing Week.

91. Sailing with the Dragons.

92. Wander in a Wayfarer.

93. Compete for the King’s Cup.

94. Ardnamurchan.

95. AZAB.

96. 18ft skiffs.

97. Cross the English Channel.

98. Cape Horn.

99. Superyacht Cup.

100. Archipelago Raid.

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