Sailing Years: An Autobiography by K.Adlard Coles hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Adlard Coles, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: Born at the beginning of the century, Adlard Coles started sailing in 1920, and his experience in cruising and racing since then has made him a world authority on heavy weather sailing. He is equally well known for his pilot books of the Channel Islands and French waters.
In this interesting autobiography he tells us something of how he acquired that skill and knowledge, picking up victory in the 1950 Transatlantic race, RORC points championships in 1947, 1957 and 1963, a Royal Institute of Navigation Gold Medal, a Royal Cruising Club Exploration award and an award as Yachtsman of the Year on the way.
There is something here for everyone cruiser, racer, traditionalist, innovator, family man, businessman and author, for Adlard Coles has been them all, and he writes with a rare insight.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result, slight fraying at the top corner of the upper panel and again at the tail of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[XI] 212 pages. Index. 10″ x 7″.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…