Time Before The Mast

Ivan Hazelton


Size 257 x 195mm / paperback / 176pp / 50 illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-9532422-5-0
UK: £2.50
Europe: £6.50
Rest of the world: £15.00

A young lad’s experiences of the last decades of sail in the coasting trade; Ivan Hazelton went to sea aged just fourteen and was appointed Master whilst still in his teens. Read of the difficulty of scratching a living when paid by the share, aboard a barge where pumps were manned to stay afloat, when the priority was a toss up between learning the skills of seafaring and beer, ‘fags’ and girlfriends!

‘This book adds to the richness of Britain’s maritime history – life in the sailing barges brought alive.’
Traditional Boats & Tall Ships

‘A fascinating insight into a way of life now long gone.’
Yachting Monthly

‘A good read, with some cracking anecdotes and great photographs.’
Numast Telegraph