Boats, Boffins and Bowlines: The Stories of Sailing Inventors and Innovations (Paperback)

Boats, Boffins and Bowlines: The Stories of Sailing Inventors and Innovations Cover Image
By George Drower, Ben Ainslie (Foreword by)
Email or call for price
Out of Print

Description


Which woman made the first solo transatlantic crossing? Who saved thousands of lives with the invention of navigation lights? What is the story behind the invention of the compass?Many of us know the story of modern sailing pioneers - Dame Ellen MacArthur and Francis Chichester, Claire Francis and the challengers of the Americas Cup - but what about those unsung heroes who invented the mechanisms and technology which enabled sailors to speed across the oceans and navigate more safely. From cloud classification and screw propellers to radio telephones and the measurement of tides, this collection of stories will inspire and intrigue sailors everywhere.

About the Author


GEORGE DROWER is a writer and historian, and the author of Gardeners, Gurus and Grubs: the stories of Garden Inventors and Innovations and Heligoland (both The History Press). He has raced at Cowes, Burnham and in the North Sea. He lives in London.

Praise For…


"An informative and entertaining tribute to sailing's unsung heroes and heroines."  —Maritime Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780752460659
ISBN-10: 075246065X
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2011
Pages: 256
Language: English