Sailing, Yachts and Yarns

  • by Tom Cunliffe
  • Narrated by Tom Cunliffe
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sailing, Yachts and Yarns is a selection of Tom Cunliffe's funniest, wisest and most thought-provoking writing from the pages of Yachting Monthly. Tom's love of language and sense of humour shine through as he recalls the wealth of sinners and saints he has met on docksides from Southampton to South America, Greenwich to Greenland and Newtown to New York. He has a gift for capturing the magic of sail and finding pearls of practical wisdom in the most unlikely nautical adventures. Sailing, Yachts and Yarns is a lively miscellany of a wit, wisdom and wonder.
It will make you laugh and make you think - and make you want to cast off to enjoy the delights of life afloat.

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Blooming Good Tales

Listening to this filled me with anticipation of the arrival of spring and the fact that come Easter me and my yacht will return to the sea.
In fact many of the tales talk about my own sailing back yard, but I cant claim to have ever meet the author in the Jolly Sailor but if I did I buy him a beer or two and say thanks for the audio book loved the anecdotes and I am sure we are kindred spirits because I agree with everything in this book. Cheers.
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- L. A. P. Nevard

Entertaining, light hearted and intersting

What made the experience of listening to Sailing, Yachts and Yarns the most enjoyable?

If you're a cruising sailor, you'll appreciate many of the situations that the author describes.


What does Tom Cunliffe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Being the author, Tom Cunliffe reads the stroies in the way that head wrote them for PBO and engages you in how he felt at the time


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Although you don't need to , being an anthology of shorter stoies, it is well enough read and entertainingenough that you could easily listen to it in one sitting.


Any additional comments?

This is a book for people interwsted in sailing. You don't need to be an experienced sailor to 'get' the humour, however and it is well read. It takes a light-hearted look at some of the situations the author has found himself in over many years of sailing yachts all around the world, both porfessionally and for pleasure. he doesn't take himself too seriously and each story will have the you putting yourself on the boat with him.

A light easy going listen. Thoroughly recommended.

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- Keith Mountifield

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios