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Sails, Skippers and Sextants By George Drower

Sails, Skippers and Sextants by George Drower

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Fifty stories showcasing the impact made by inspiring individuals and inventions on the development of the sailing world as we know it

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Sails, Skippers and Sextants: A History of Sailing in 50 Inventors and Innovations by George Drower

'The inventions, the innovations, the stories, the surprises. A combination of history, reference and entertainment - something for every seafarer and many others too.' - Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

People have been sailing for thousands of years, but we've come some distance from longboats and clippers. How did we arrive here?

In fifty tales of inventors and innovations, Sails, Skippers and Sextants looks at the history of one of our most enjoyable pastimes, from the monarch who pioneered English yachting to the engineer who invented sailboards. The stories are sometimes inspiring, usually amusing and often intriguing - so grab your lifejacket, it's going to be quite an adventure.

About George Drower

GEORGE DROWER is a writer and historian, and the author of A History of Gardening in 50 Objects and Heligoland (both The History Press). He has raced at Cowes, Burnham and in the North Sea. He lives in London.

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Sails, Skippers and Sextants: A History of Sailing in 50 Inventors and Innovations by George Drower
Used - Very Good
The History Press Ltd
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