Great Seamanship

I’ve just unearthed a couple of extracts for my Yachting World column, ‘Great Seamanship’. Every month, I introduce an interesting passage from the endless store of riches in nautical literature. This time we’ve two related books; ‘A voyage in the Sunbeam’ by Lady Brassey and A Saga of the Sunbeam penned by a guest on board, Horace Hutchinson.

Lady Brassey’s book is a class act. Her relaxed way with her children should be required reading for all seagoing mothers. Sadly, she died at sea of a fever. Hutchinson’s book isn’t nearly so well written but it’s a scream the way he describes life aboard a giant yacht in the heyday of the British Empire.

Check them out in YW in the Jan edition – or buy the books!

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