Author(s): Robin Knox-Johnston
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is Britain's greatest living sailor and in this fabulous hardback book, he shares a collection of distilled wisdom, acute observations and fascinating anecdotes. "Knox-Johnston On Sailing" is a selection of the most provoking, insightful and perceptive columns from the pages of "Yachting World" magazine. Sir Robin has been a columnist for this leading racing and cruising magazine for more than a decade. His writing ranges from the latest developments in sailing to reflections on his long and accomplished career. Sir Robin tells it like it is, and this 'best of' selection will serve to educate and entertain in equal measure. The spotlight of his steely gaze falls upon the great ocean races and the brave men and women who compete in them. He considers the lessons of seamanship he learned over hundreds of thousands of miles at sea 'shy' and he looks ahead, considering the future of sailing for racing and cruising yachtsmen. The chapters are arranged by topic with an introduction to each one setting the scene. There is a comprehensive index that makes this a useful reference book as a well as wonderful title to dip in and out of. Sir Robin's views are forthright, compelling and based on a breathtaking wealth of experience.