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Cape Horn's fearsome reputation and the price it has extacted from those who venture there derives from a lethal contrivance of geography that unleashes the most powerful natural dynamic forces on the earth's surface. Reaching deep into the Southern Ocean, the Cape intrudes into the flow of the water and weather patterns at the bottom of the world and funnels them into a maritime superhighway a mere 500 miles wide, building massive seas and accelerating wind speeds to hurricane strength. Currents rip at rates that defeat powerful engines. These legendarily treacherous conditions were enough to secure Cape Horn's reputation as the ultimate in ocean violence; the supreme test of sailors and ships. It is the oceanic equivalent of the climbers' Everest, and the challenge to some became irresistible. The roll call of sailors who have managed to round the Horn east-about (and more rarely, head to wind and west-about) glitters with the names of sailing legends: Vito Dumas, Marcel Bardiaux, Francis Chichester, Robin Knox-Johnston, Bernard Moitessier and Chay Blyth. This book recounts the history of the Cape through the stories of the people who've taken it on and made it round - the Cape Horners' Club. From the first recorded single-hander in 1934 (Al Hansen, who was lost shortly afterwards and his body never found), we follow these very different protagonists as they pursue the ultimate goal while battling almost overwhelming odds. Woven through their stories is a history of the Cape, from its discovery to its use as a trading corridor until the opening of the Panama Canal, to its more recent role as a pure challenge for the best yachtsmen and yachtswomen in the world. Changes in weather prediction and navigation have had a huge impact, but the pressure for ever-faster times has never been greater.
Yoga for Paddling is a visual, instructional guide designed to walk readers through 30 -35 yoga poses that are effective in stretching the muscles that paddlers use most, and strengthening the muscles that they use least. The book includes chapters on anatomy and alignment principles specific to the movements of paddling for kayakers, canoeists, and SUPers, and includes tips on proper paddling technique, performance focus, relaxation, and short stories about paddling injuries healed via yoga. One to three photos demonstrate each pose, with clear, concise text on how to get into and hold the poses.
Getting breakfast, lunch and dinner from tins quickly becomes boring, but it is relatively easy to prepare and cook interesting, varied and delicious meals with the minimum of space, equipment and - most importantly - hassle. This handy pocket-sized reference book is packed with invaluable advice for feeding a hungry crew for a weekend, a week, a month or even a long-term cruise or ocean passage. A third of the book contains simple but delicious recipe ideas, but most of the book is packed with tips, tricks and guidance from someone who learnt all the secrets (and the pitfalls) during a 2-year cruise with only a single paraffin burner. The book covers: cooking whilst underway; cooking in harbour; food storage tips; how to equip or modify the galley for weekend or long-term cruising; how to provision and plan for coastal cruises or ocean passages; preparing freshly caught fish; baking bread aboard; using a pressure cooker; speed cooking; different foods available in different climates; and much, much more. Keeping food interesting is important, and this colourful aide-memoire makes cooking at sea simpler, safer and more enjoyable for all aboard.
From the author of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopaedia, this volume will prove to be the most indispensable guide for anyone interested in boating and seamanship. This monumental guide to being safe on the water is produced in full colour, featuring more than 600 photographs, diagrams, and illustrations. This complete resource offers in-depth coverage of hull design, canoes and kayaks, boat construction, motors, trailers, boat maintenance, preparing for winter storage or spring launching, boating electronics, anchors and moorings, safety procedures, avoiding seasickness, and first-aid advice. Coverage of seamanship extends to include all nautical skills from knot tying to dead reckoning. The book also details in-depth navigation and complete U.S. Coast Guard regulations. Complete Guide to Boating and Seamanship clearly explains and illustrates the most successful techniques for skippering any vessel from kayak to offshore powerboat. This book is a must-have reference guide for both novice and experienced sailors and boaters, as well as any person planning to be on the water whether freshwater or marine for the first time.