Signed and personalised books can now be ordered from the site. If you’d like me to sign and inscribe it to someone special, please follow the link when you order.
A DVD of the award-winning series ‘The Boats that Built Britain’ is out now.
The Complete Yachtmaster 7th edition came out on 17 October 2010. This includes a new chapter on collision avoidance in poor visibility using modern electronics, whilst avoiding potential pitfalls and dangerous misunderstandings. New updates also in the boat-handling and seamanshup sections.
September saw the official launch of ’Blue Bird – Seven Decades at Sea’. This book tells the story of Sir Malcolm Campbell’s yacht Blue Bird which was commissioned in 1938 for him to go treasure hunting. Since then she’s had her ups and downs and has finally been magnificently restored by Tara Getty.
‘The Boats that Built Britain’ - a DVD of the BBC 2 series
200 Skipper’s Tips published by Wiley – a compilation of the Skipper’s Tips that have appeared in Yachting Monthly
Celestial Navigation – new edition published by Wiley
‘The Boats that Built Britain’ is the flagship programme in a major new season called ‘Sea Fever’ which is looking at the crucial way in which the sea has helped shape our island. My series, produced by Form Films, examines the pivotal boats involved in Britain’s exploration, trade, fishing and defence. I sail on board six charismatic vessels, discover facets of the sea I never imagined, and even take to the water in a skip!
|The replica of Cabot’s 1497
ship, The Matthew
|The Reaper – a huge, lug-
rigged 1895 Scottish fishing
|Higgins WWII Landing
Craft – 1945
|The Phoenix – a brig from
|The Pickle – the replica of
the 1805 schooner that
brought the news of Nelson’s
victory and death at Trafalgar
|Olga and Cariad – two
classic Edwardian pilot