• Collect all of Andrew’s publications, spanning 10 years of craft and dedication.
  • The Deluxe Edition of Blue Water Classics is a special limited edition volume that is hand stamped, numbered and signed, with a unique hardback cover featuring an illustration of the race’s rhumb line and course, specially commissioned for the book by Tasmanian artist David Fooks. Presented in a specially designed slipcase, this edition will never exceed 500 copies, ensuring your investment is secure forever.
  • Over 500 pages of an “amazing array of intimate portraits of some of the absolute legends of the race.” by photographer Andrew Wilson, author of the celebrated series Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania. “Backed by extensive interviews from journalist and race media manager Di Pearson, who probably knows more about the race than anyone else alive, this is a book that examines the people who make the race. If you love great stories about people doing exceptional things under difficult conditions, then you will love this book”
  • Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book 2 is a wonderful collection of tall tales and striking portrait and seascape photographs from deep in the southern ocean, these books are great gifts for men, whether they're for a birthday, Christmas or Fathers Day Present. Inside you will meet tough salt encrusted sailors, fishermen and shipwrights, who have made passage and experienced high adventures across all the worlds oceans. In Book 2 you will live the pirates life in the Caribbean, race in the worlds greatest blue water classics, search for cray fish along the coastlines of Bass Strait's remote islands, endure gale force winds while capturing yachts competing in the world renowned Sydney to Hobart, make passage to a pristine harbour on a dutch tall ship, visit a world famous wooden boat festival and so much more. What The Smith Journal had to say. Both Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania books, by resident author and photographer Andrew Wilson, are not only homages in words and images to his island home, they are also love letters to the sea and those that cast away their lines and set forth seeking adventure and fortune across the globe. Coffee table books for anyone who wishes to be swept away. Both Book 1 and Book 2 make great gifts for men, a year round present for those hard to buy for granddads, dads and sons!
    • Stories featuring King Island, Flinders Island, Port Davey and beyond.
    • Over 280 pages of B+W and Colour images
    • Hard Cover coffee table book
    If you have already bought book 2, you can find more tales and adventures in the first book in the series here.
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    Price includes GST > Hard Cover and over 190 pages > A guide from South Cape to Hibbs Pyramid > Over 30 anchorages listed including Port Davey > Stunning aerial images and mud maps Designed and Published by Andrew Wilson "Ian Johnston has been navigating the oceans for more years than he’ll care to admit. He has a penchant for the wild places where few people go, and in The Shank he describes some of the wildest. It’s a rutter that you’ll want to have with you, if you and your crew choose to go where the wild things are." - Paul Cullen, Director, Australian Wooden Boat Festival
  • Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book 1 is a number #1 best selling title with over 6000 books sold Australia wide, wonderful Fathers Day Gifts, birthday presents or Christmas stocking fillers for the man of the house. This joyful and highly acclaimed collection of tall tales and striking black and white portrait and seascape photographs is set deep in the southern seas, where the Roaring Forties batter Australia's smallest state - Tasmania. Meet tough salt encrusted sailors, fishermen and shipwrights, who have made passage and experienced high adventures across all the worlds oceans on vessels large and small. In Book 1 you will round Cape Horn on a fully rigged Windjammer, compete in the Three Peaks Race, craft from Huon Pine the stunning 8 meter class yacht Varg, live the life of a river rat, step in the footprints of Joshua Slocum, race district dinghies, encounter whales and visit Hells Gates amongst other adventures.
    • Over 240 pages of stunning B+W images
    • Number #1 best seller
    • Hard Cover coffee table book
    If you have already bought book 1, you can find more tales and adventures in the second book in the series here.
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    Published in 2013, Book One of Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania is captured entirely in glorious black and white imagery and features the coastlines and Sea Dogs from all around mainland Tasmania. Published in 2016, Book Two of Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania features portraits, stories & seascapes from the remote coastlines of Flinders Island, King Island & Port Davey. Plus feature sections on the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Franklin Wooden Boat Town and beyond.
      > #1 best selling titles. > Hard-covered. > Over 550 pages of images and stories. > Both books will be signed by the author.
  • Thrown into freezing Southern Ocean waters on a stormy, moonless night as a boy Chas from Tas survived and was fated to live a life of adventure as a renegade at sea. Swearing never to take an ordinary job, it's a promise he has kept, voyaging more miles than to the moon one and a half times and back. He has not lived in one country for more than six months for the last forty years, carries his worldly possessions in three small sea bags, takes on missions no man in his right mind would consider, has been searching for Captain Kidd's lost treasure for twenty-five years, survived typhoons and sinking yachts and drunk half the bars in the known world dry. A living legend at sea and an unmitigated disaster on land, his deeply lined, craggy face makes Keith Richards look like Doris Day. Unrepentantly Australian and piratical a sea dog as you'll ever meet, this is the first volume of much requested memoirs - the roller-coaster begins and adventure is at the heart of it.


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