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Sailboard Racing by Rainer Gutjahr (£9.50)Publisher: Nautical Books — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333322134]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Board sailing has made such rapid strides as a popular sport that in 1980 a sail board class was added to the Olympic Games. Now boards are raced wherever there is a suitable stretch of water and this highly illustrated book shows how to enjoy the competition. The author first discusses the best sort of board and sail for racing together with hints and tips on the equipment. He follows this up with board sailing techniques especially suitable for racing. Then comes the race itself with particular emphasis on the wind conditions to which board sailors are vulnerable. Racing rules, with minor variations for boards as compared with boats, are explained. All these topics are given close attention with precise line drawings and appealing photographs. The final chapter deals with physical training for board racing.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 119 pages. Tags: 360° adjustable adjustment aids all-round all-weather attack backwards balancing beam bearing boardsailing boardsailor’s boom breakers broad buoy buoyancy camber capsize catapult centreboard changing channel charchulla close-hauled daggerboard dip diving duck falling falls fin flop freestyle gear getting gibing glove gradually gybe harness harnesses hawaii helicopter hooks jet joint knots leaping luff
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
The Wind Is Free: Windsurfing with Ken Winner by Ken Winner; Roger Jones; (£9.50)Publisher: Pelham — 1981Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0720712661]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps with a light crease to the bottom corner of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Later printing. Illustrated with B&W photographs and diagrams. From the cover: “Since the invention of windsurfing more than a decade ago, the world has started a love affair with the sport. Whether you want to fly over the water at 25 knots in a cloud of spray, or glide quietly in light breezes, the affair is a thrill to remember.

For this book U.S. Champion Ken Winner and Canadian writer Roger Jones have combined their talents to teach and demonstrate the skills of balance, precision, and speed. Whether you are a total beginner or a more experienced sailor who wants the challenge of basic or advanced racing, high-performance windsurfing, wave jumping or surfing, this book is for you.

Illustrated throughout with over 200 photographs and drawings, The Wind Is Free includes chapters on how to get started, basic sailing theory, windsurfing in stronger winds, appropriate attire, buying and maintaining equipment, racing and freestyle methods, surf and wave sailing, a glossary of terms, and a brief guide to windsurfing around the world.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by James R. Drake. Size: 11" x 8½". 128 pages. Tags: abeam baja-board beam beating britain broad close-hauled daggerboard darby drake experienced gybe hoyle jibe jim leeward manuals newman pearls periodicals reach sailboard sailing sailors schweitzer sheeting suit surf surfing wave wet windsurfing
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Windsurfing by Uwe Mares; Reinhart Winkler; (£8.50)Publisher: Nautical — 1977Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0245530118]Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, a little faded. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. 2nd Impression. From the cover: “Windsurfing means sailing with the simplest of equipment; it is easy to learn and then you become almost part of the waves and the wind in a more personal way than in any other sport.

Started by the American Hoyle Schweitzer, windsurfing is certain to gain worldwide popularity. Crew and board form a combined unit, steered by balance and with no need for a rudder.

Olympic helmsman Uwe Mares and Kiel sports instructor Reinhart Winkler have produced this book intended for beginners as well as for ambitious racing surfers.

It is a practical book, with methodically planned steps right through from simple balancing exercises to advanced racing techniques. Numerous photographs and drawings support the text.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Pictorial boards. 92 pages. Tags: advanced alongside backwards battens beam bearing beating bend boom capsize centre coming effort falling getting going gybe hauled joint jump kite lateral leech leeward luff manuals mast olympic physical planing pressure racing reaching resistance rules sailing skeg slalom stronger surf surfing swing tack tacking tactics universal waters wave windsurfer windsurfing windward wishbone
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Young Observer Action Guide: Things To Do, Places To Visit, Sports And Holidays In England And Wales by Compiled by Betty James; Pat Salmon; (£8.50)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0047900059]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with some light spotting to the panels. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: From the cover: “Photography, sailing, acting, dancing, film making, cycling, football, badminton, fishing, gliding, goatherding, music, theatre, steam railways, pottery, fossil hunting, climbing, pony-trekking, camping, orienteering. This book will help you find out about activities you’ve always wanted to try, or which have suddenly caught your imagination. The guide explains how you can follow your interest near home or holiday resort and lists key addresses and telephone numbers to help you put plans into action. A-Z listing of clubs, societies, workshops and groups for every kind of interest. Geographical guide to places to visit. Customs, folk events and things to see and do. Forty different sports with names and addresses of organisations. 150 holiday suggestions to take by yourself or with friends. Comprehensive activity index.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: drum-majorettes wheelwrighting identification cross-country organisations instrumental buttermaking navigational birdwatching trampolining conservation orienteering construction play-writing competition locomotives photography fairgrounds woodcarving expeditions monasteries electronics instruction archaeology horse-drawn meteorology playgrounds snorkelling traditional watersports discoverers windsurfing proficiency exhibitions butterflies goatkeeping clay-pigeon hydroplanes restoration custard-pie volleyball activities tight-rope cathedrals geological collecting scrambling watermills leadership silverwork hostelling
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Portugal by Martha De La Cal (£7.50)Publisher: Collins — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0004109732]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “In spite of its relatively small size, Portugal could be several different countries in one. It has a popular and attractive coast, an undiscovered, sparsely populated hinterland and modern European cities that contrast with the many typically Portuguese and medieval towns. In this comprehensive and practical guide, Martha de la Cal, who has lived and worked in Portugal for many years, gives a real insider’s view of the country and its people.

Contents include

• A fascinating and vivid account of Portugal’s history, art and architecture and also a revealing look at Portugal today.

• The gazetteer covers the whole country in detail and in doing so opens up such previously ignored areas as the beautiful and mountainous north and the historic central region of Estremadura.

• Personal recommendations throughout for hotels, including pousadas, to suit all budgets and for restaurants that serve local and regional specialities and authentic Portuguese food.

• Useful advice on such matters as language, customs and courtesies, transport, shopping and handicrafts, plus many more.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Collins Independent Travellers Guide series. 347 pages. Tags: abrantes accommodation addresses agencies agrlcola airlines airportls alandroal albergaria albufeira alcacer-quibir alcantarilha alcobaga alcochete alcoholic alcongosta alcoutim aldeiadomeco alenquer alentejo alhandra aljubarmta almeirim almendres almograve almourol alpedrinha alpiarga alportel alter-real ama'liahis amarante american amoreiras aqueduto architecture arqueologia arrabida arraiolos arrifana arriving artistico ascodafiama assuntos automvel azambuja azeitaoloi azulejos bacalhauj baleeira balsemao
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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