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Sailing, Yachts and Yarns

Written by: Tom Cunliffe
Narrated by: Tom Cunliffe
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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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.

©2012 Tom Cunliffe (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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funny funny fnny

do captain fatty from yatching world please. the audiobook was great. thank you very very much

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Salty sailing pro

Funny and beautiful stories filled with practical knowledge and strong opinions of the good and bad of a changing world

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  • Jimmy R. Stewart
  • 2015-02-19

A jolly good collection!

Here here, God save the queen!
Highly recommended.
A grand collection of Tom's opinions, of which I agree on every one.

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  • DLBland
  • 2020-01-25

Excellent!<br />

There may be no finer narrator than Tomy Cunliff certainly is maritime interests! This is the best you're going to enjoy of a lifetime of a real seaman !

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  • John F.
  • 2019-12-29

Tom tells a great story, with some useful info.

I'm not a seaman or sailor, yet I'm drawn to this writer.
still land locked.

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  • SB28
  • 2019-09-11

A joy to listen

How this hasn’t been marked five stars by anyone who listened to mate than 2 sentences, sailor or not is beyond me.

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  • escapewheel
  • 2019-05-21

That was fun.

A nice entertaining diversion from bumper to bumper traffic.
I need a proper boat..

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  • Cef Cristi
  • 2019-04-01

Really enjoyed this book

Tom has a way with words and I found his reading very entertaining. his stories were very enjoyable. Before I know it, the book was over all too soon!

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  • Joseph M. Lenyi
  • 2018-10-08

Great Sailing Stories

A great book of sailing stories and yarns - An easy and informative listen to anyone infested in sailing

Joe - Lower Ship Harbour - Nova Scotia

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  • Tim Edwards
  • 2017-11-06

great compilation narrated by the author himself.

loved it Tom did a wonderful job his accent is fabulous really added to the wonderful writing

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  • Carl Craighead
  • 2017-08-08

Charming and Entertaining

Loved every story! Tom Cunliffe does a perfect job of narrating his own written word.

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  • bailey
  • 2017-03-28

He's a bit of a crumudgeon and it shows

While I love sailing and tales of the sea, the author's sour view and poor narration left me wanting to chuck this one into the sea. Not my favorite.