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Ultimate Sailing Adventures: 100 Extraordinary Experiences on the Water (Ultimate Adventures) [Paperback]

Miles Kendall
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27 Oct 2009 Ultimate Adventures
Do you dream of sailing around one of the Great Capes? Would you like to cruise up the Amazon or cross the Pacific on a windsurfer? 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. Ultimate Sailing Adventures 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. * Epic ocean crossings * Staggering solo challenges * Famous capes and headlands * The world's greatest yacht races * Wildlife wonders and amazing natural phenomena Whether an armchair sailor or a hero of the high seas, there will be plenty to entertain and inspire as you set sail for the most unforgettable sailing experiences on the planet.Miles Kendall is a journalist and author specialising in yachts and yachting. He has 30 years of sailing experience and as deputy editor of Yachting Monthly magazine he travelled the world, writing about every aspect of this exciting sport.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Fernhurst Books Ltd.; 1 edition (27 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470746971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470746974
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 20.3 x 26.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Miles Kendall learned to sail on the Helford River in Cornwall. His first solo adventures were in an Optimistic dinghy, aged six.
Assignments as deputy editor of Yachting Monthly included sailing around the Cape of Good Hope in a gale and exploring Thai nature reserves by catamaran. He's sailed everything from Open 60s to steel barges.
Miles left Yachting Monthly to write Ultimate Sailing Adventures, published by Wiley Nautical, and is now the company's executive commissioning editor.
He lives within earshot of the sea, near Lymington, and saves his Fridays for freelance writing and boat testing.

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'...accompanied by excellent photos...a super book that examines a hundred different scenarios...' (Sailing Today, January 2010).

About 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 the world, writing about every aspect of this exciting sport.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 30 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback
I was given this book for my birthday and I loved it. Loved it. I have just started sailing and this book has really inspired me to crack on. The quality of the writing / pictures is superb too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational guide to sailing experiences 12 Nov 2009
By SW
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book for anyone who loves the sea or is interested in adventures around the world. I bought it for a sailing friend but it's a fascinating and enjoyable read even if you've never set foot on a boat. Really informative, with enough factual detail to give you a feel for whether you'd want to attempt any of the adventures yourself and a bit of sailing history, but also an entertaining read. There's a range of boating related adventures, not just traditional yaghting, all of them with large, inspiring photos. I thought it was really good value and highly recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars xmas shopping sorted 30 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback
beautifully presented, great photos, punchy text. i've been to several of the places reviewed and am now very keen to go to the ones i have not! works for experienced sailors and those who are not but like reading about adventure and global destinations. i'm always glad to find something like this with such broad appeal - makes xmas shopping very easy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the range of books on sailing 30 Oct 2009
By Bentos
Format:Paperback
No book can replace the joy of the real thing - but this is a brilliant reminder of what it's all about.

Superb pictures from a wide and eclectic range of experiences I've found this a real pleasure to dip into - just like the waters of the Ionian!!

Also the production qualities really stand out. I find it rare nowadays to find a paperback where the production values still add to the pursuit of reading, but this is one of them.

Really glad I've got it - it complements the other, more practical or jokey, sailing books around.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you want to get out there! 23 July 2012
By AMH
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a great book to dip in and out of. You don't read it from cover to cover so much as flick through it. Unfortunately, it makes me want to cross the Atlantic on a dinghy!
A great source of things to get up and do, or at least think about doing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for taking you mind off things 15 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
Bought this for a mate who is a keen sailor, but currently with the army out in Afghanistan. He loves it. It has been the perfect book to take with him for a bit of escapism. Only problem now is that his wife knows he will be trying out half the adventures when he gets back.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dream-maker 3 Feb 2010
By Jof B
Format:Paperback
Great book full of wonderful photos, sailing destinations to long for and, as something of a balance, a few events that one would hope never to experience, such a spending time in a life-raft.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sailing thoughts 20 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
a lovely book for those interested in sailing feats , my dad thoroughly enjoyed it bringing back memories for him
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sailing stories
This was a gift for my father on buying his first yacht. He doesn't stop talking about this book!!! So there is a story in itself!
Published 2 months ago by JAMIE C FURNESS
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Inspirational! great travels to put on your bucket list
Great joice for any sailor interested in sail racing, even at the beginner level. Loved it and highly recommend it!
Published 6 months ago by maja
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
This was a present. I did not read it. It looked amazing but I cannot review it properly. Good good.
Published 7 months ago by Mrs R fullarton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pics and stories
Got this for my nephew and he seemed thrilled. He's interested in sailing and this is the sort of book you can dip in and out of.
Published 9 months ago by Miss Sharon Richardson
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
Waste of money. A series of simplistic (rubbish) accounts of sailing. Perhaps suitable for someone who knows very little about sailing but very dull read for anyone who sails
Published 10 months ago by John
4.0 out of 5 stars sailing book
Christmas present for my husband who is a keen sailor. He has`nt started it yet ,but on flipping through it thinks it will make a good read.
Published 19 months ago by Rosie
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable but could be better
This book isn't bad, it gave me some good ideas, but there are a number of things that let it down:

- The pictures are very generic and only have a loose connection to... Read more
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