About the BT Global Challenge......
by Humphrey Walters, Peter and Rosie Mackie and Andrea Bacon. 1997, The Book Guild Ltd, £25 hardback, ISBN 1-85776-385-8.
It promotes itself as 'Leadership lessons' from "The World's Toughest Yacht
Race". It is an interesting examination of the interpersonal dynamics of the race, what worked and what didn't as far as the skippers and their crews were concerned.
ONE HAND FOR THE BOAT by Haydon Edwards
1998, Thermal House Group,
£12.95 paperback, £19.95 hardback, ISBN 0-9534110-0-1. Haydon took part as a legger in the BT Global Challenge 1996-7 on the Sydney-Cape Town leg. As an RNLI representative, he tells his easy-to-read story in this
book which contains colour pictures on almost every page. A donation of 20% of net profits goes to the RNLI. Prices include mail order, available from Thermal House, Mylord Crescent, Killingworth, Newcastle Upon Tyne
UPHILL ALL THE WAY by Alan Sears
1998, Adlard Coles Nautical, ISBN 0-7136-4876-7
This is a personal account of the BT Global Challenge 1996-7 by a crew member on Toshiba. It is a good,
easy read which deals with all aspects of being a Crew Volunteer including how the author raised his berth fee.
By notable sailors.......
CLOSE TO THE WIND by Pete Goss
1998, Headline, £18.99 hardback, ISBN 0-7472-2126-X
Apart from talking about his rescue of Raphael Dinelli, Pete mentions the training that he set up for the crew
volunteers for the British Steel Race, the forerunner of the BT Global Challenge. No wonder I felt like a marine on the Continuation sail!
FIRST LADY by Kay Cottee
1990, Pan Australia, ISBN 0-330-27174-1
Autobiography of the first woman in history to complete a solo, non-stop and unassisted voyage around the world.
TAKING THE HELM by Dawn Riley
1995, Little, Brown and Company, US$24.95 hardback, ISBN 0-316-74550-2
Dawn answered the urgent, last minute call to skipper the US Women's Challenge in the 1993-4
About sailing theory......
YACHTMASTER (second edition) by Pat Langley-Price & Philip Ouvry
1993, Adlard Coles Nautical, £15.99 hardback, ISBN 0-7136-3772-2
YACHTMASTER - RYA SHORE-BASED COURSE NOTES
1996 6th Revision, £6.50, ISBN 0-901501-33-6
expensive but invaluable brief text of everything you want to know to master the art of sailing in illustrated form.
DAY SKIPPER - RYA SHORE-BASED NOTES
1996 6th revision, £6.50, ISBN 0-901501-34-4
DAY SKIPPER - RYA PRACTICAL COURSE NOTES
1990 Ed James Stevens, £6.50, ISBN 0-901501-35-2
COMPETENT CREW - RYA PRACTICAL COURSE NOTES
£6.50, ISBN 0-901501-35-2
SEA SURVIVAL - RYA PRACTICAL COURSE NOTES
£6.50, ISBN 0-901501-69-7
THE RACING RULES OF SAILING 1997-2000
1997, Royal Yachting Association, ISBN 0-901501-70-0
THE Rules - read them or be exploited on the water!
THE RULES BOOK, 1997-2000
by Eric Twiname revised by Bryan Willis
1997 6th Edition, Adlard Coles Nautical, £10.99, ISBN 0-7136-4565-2
This time the rules with explanations!
RACE TRAINING - COACH YOURSELF TO SUCCESS
by Rick White and Mary Wells, 1996, Fernhurst Books, S$38.40, ISBN 1-898660-22-0
THE RYA BOOK OF RACE TRAINING by Jim Saltonstall
1996, 3rd edition, Adlard Coles Nautical, £14.99, ISBN 0-7136-4284-X
WEATHER AT SEA by David Houghton
1998, Fernhurst Books, colour edition £11.95, ISBN 1-898660-49-2
HOW TO TRIM SAILS by Peter Schweer
1990, Adlard Coles Nautical, £7.99, ISBN 0-7136-3323-9
More books for dinghy sailors.........
CREWING TO WIN by Andy Hemmings
1994, Fernhurst Books, £10.95, ISBN 1-898660-05-0
HELMING TO WIN by Lawrie Smith and Ian Pinnell
1994, Fernhurst Books, £11.95, ISBN 1-898660-01-8
More books for big boat sailors........
TOTAL LOSS by Jack H Coote
1992, Adlard Coles Nautical, £10.99, ISBN 0-7136-3613-0
40 first-hand accounts of yacht losses at sea with a summary of lessons to be learned.
About attitude and self-improvement.....
FITNESS FOR SAILING by Alan Beggs, John Derbyshire & John Whitmore
1993, Fernhurst Books, £10.95, ISBN 0-906754-94-1
SAIL, RACE AND WIN by Eric Twiname, revised by Cathy Foster
1993, 2nd edition, Adlard Coles Nautical, £12.99, ISBN 0-7136-3566-5
This book may be close to the bottom of this list, but it is
held very high in my esteem. It is all about how to develop a winning attitude. The chapter on 'Making the least of crises' is especially worthwhile.
More good reads .......
LONGITUDE by Dava Sobel and William H. Andrewes
1998, £25 hardback, ISBN 1-85702-714-0
I first read the paperback version (without pictures) and thought that
the search for longitude was a gripping tale. Then, reading this illustrated version brought the whole story even more to life.
THE PERFECT STORM
by Sebastian JungerCopyright © Jan Cambrensis 1999-2004. All rights reserved.
1996, Fourth Estate, £6.99, ISBN 1-85702-730-2
"Read this and see if you still want to go sailing," a serious-looking colleague said!
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