Up Aloft with Old Harry
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Up Aloft with Old Harry is another wonderful collection of Des Sleightholme's batty observations on the sailing scene. Wickedly perceptive, Sleightholme attacks pomposity with scarifying gusto, taking the mickey out of everything and everybody afloat. Such topics as leaking boats, dragging anchors, the charms of twin keels, the Fastnet Race, moving house by boat, chartering and, of course, the perils of going aloft, are handled with pitiless relish, while the improbable yet all too familiar character, Old Harry, appears with regularity like some pantomime devil in wrinkled red tights. 'Sleightholme is the man to make you laugh' Yachting Monthly 'Nobody is safe from Sleightholme's wit and wisdom' Motor Boat & Yachting
Des Sleightholme was editor of Yachting Monthly for nearly 20 years. His Old Harry's Dog-Watch was an instant bestseller when published by Adlard Coles Nautical. He died in 2003.