Amazing Sailing Stories: True Adventures from the High Seas

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Wiley, Aug 17, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 272 pages
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A collection of gripping stories—both ancient and modern—of thrilling adventures at sea

Tales of adventures on the high seas captivate both sailors and those who stand on the shore and gaze out across the oceans.  In this original collection of sea stories, edited by veteran writer Dick Durham, the gamut of human experience is mirrored in a world of tragic shipwrecks and sea monsters, epic races and brave rescues, tall ships and tiny dinghies.

Written in the author's inimitable powerful and poetic style, Amazing Sailing Stories brings the incredible, frightening, and whimsical—from worlds ancient and modern—to life.

• A collection of stories ideal for the armchair enthusiast and active sailor alike
• Durham is the author of three sailing titles and contributes regularly to the yachting press

The perfect gift for lovers of sea yarns or the sea, Amazing Sailing Stories is certain to entertain readers for years to come.

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About the author (2011)

Dick Durham is a lifelong friend and admirer of Mike Peyton. He began his writing career on Fleet Street and for the last ten years has been Yachting Monthly's Features Editor. He sails with Mike at every opportunity he gets, and is never surprised to find an anecdote he has shared with Mike subsequently crop up in one of Mike's cartoons.

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