An A-Z of Sailing Terms

An A-Z of Sailing Terms


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An A-Z of Sailing Terms by Ian Dear

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'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192800688
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/01/1999
Series: Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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.

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