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The jetty at high tide

Eugène Louis Boudin

Eugène Louis Boudin was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its shores. His pastels garnered the splendid eulogy of Baudelaire and Corot called him the “king of the skies”. Born at Honfleur, […]


Gipsy Moth Circles the World by Francis Chichester

When 65-year-old Francis Chichester set sail on his solitary,eastward journey around the world in 1966,many believed he wouldn’t return alive. But when the old man returned in his 53-foot ketch Gypsy Moth IV nine months later,he had made history’s fastest circumnavigation. Gipsy Moth Circles the World was an international best-seller when it appeared in 1967. […]

Gypsy Moth IV – A Legend Sails Again

The dramatic story of Gipsy Moth IV from her epic first circumnavigation to her restoration, wreck and triumphant return. In this beautifully illustrated book, Yachting Monthly’s Paul Gelder tells the remarkable story of Gipsy Moth’s rise, fall and triumphant rise again. It is the definitive history of this sailing icon, illustrated throughout with never before […]

Southern Breeze: the History of Yachting in New Zealand by Harold Kidd

From the early days of settlement through to the hi-tech modern era, yachting has been arguably the quintessential summer leisure activity and sport for a wide cross-section of New Zealand society. It is a story of do-it-yourselfers, master yachtsmen, world-class yacht builders and designers, and many, many magnificent yachts. ‘Southern Breeze’ takes the reader on […]