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Yachting Yarns is great news for lovers of all things nautical.  This captivating book with its fascinating sea stories is a must for anyone with maritime interests.

It traces the history of 10 South Australian sailing vessels, each from its construction through its life journey and is interspersed with humorous anecdotes.  To promote the remarkable achievments of South Australian sailors, author Judith Roinich has researched the sailing careers of a variety of local sailing craft and unveiled extraordinary tales of courage, skill and endurance.

The book features compelling accounts of treacherous voyages to the Southern Ocean, action-packed cruising in remote destinations, tough, exciting racing events and the intrepid journeys of South Australia's working ships.

The yachts include:

  • globe trotting maxi ketch
  • sail training vessel
  • Crowther catamaran
  • ferro world traveller
  • historic tall ship
  • America's Cup representative
  • clazzic sloop
  • inland saltwater schooner
  • Antarctic adventurer
  • world champion dinghies

Anyone with maritime interests will enjoy these fascinating stories.

The original publication was supported by the State Government of South Australia through the History Trust of South Australia.

 

 

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