In the Wake of Heroes: Sailing's Greatest Stories Introduced by Tom Cunliffe

Author(s): Tom Cunliffe


Tom Cunliffe is one of the biggest names in the sailing world - an internationally renowned journalist and speaker, and the go-to guru when the BBC wants a presenter for a new TV series about maritime interests. For the last ten years he has edited the 'Great Seamanship' column of Yachting World magazine. Each column features an extract from a classic yachting book that covers an aspect of great seamanship. Tom introduces each extract by giving insightful background on the writer, their book and what makes their experience so worth reading about - and learning from. This book comprises Tom's 40 favourite extracts, and covers the entire scope of yachting concerns, from small-boat handling to yacht racing to long-distance cruising and exploring. Introduced in Tom's quintessential lively, engaging fashion, and illustrated with photos both from the original books and Tom's own archives, this book contains a wealth of yachting wisdom and is a collection to be treasured.


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Tom Cunliffe's name represents the gold standard of good yachting advice, and this book collects together his favourite extracts, all focusing on good seamanship in one way or another, from the classic and much-loved books that have instructed and inspired him over the decades.

Tom Cunliffe is one of the maritime world's most popular writers and presenters. He has been sailing for most of his life, is a RYA Yachtmaster Examiner, and a training consultant for the governing body of yachting in the USA. He is a regular columnist for Yachting Monthly and Yachting World in Britain, and SAIL in the USA. His first television series was Island Race for BBC2, in which he sailed round Britain with John McCarthy and Sandi Toksvig as his crew, his next series Boatyard was shown on Discovery and is often repeated on Quest, and his more recent series The Boats that Built Britain was shown on BBC2. He is the author of numerous books, including The Complete Day Skipper and The Complete Yachtmaster, two of the bestselling books on the Adlard Coles list.

General Fields

  • : 9781472936004
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : August 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom Cunliffe
  • : Paperback
  • : 1216
  • : 797.12409
  • : 272