Handy and authoritative, this invaluable guide deserves a place on every sailor's bookshelf. Abridged from the acclaimed Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, the book provides detailed explanations of nearly 1,500 sailing terms, covering everything from 'booby-hatch' to 'growler' to 'jack in the basket' and 'throat seizing'.
About the Author
About the Editors:
Ian Dear is the author of numerous books on sailing, including America's Cup, Fastnet, The Royal Yacht Squadron, and is co-author of Bunkside Companion. Peter Kemp is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea and has written widely on sailing.