Listing Detail Tabs

This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: The book has no faults.

The dimensions: 156x210mm.
Pages: 206
Publisher: E. A. Baylay
Publication date: 1998 first edition


When the Bug Bites: John Baylay’s story of challenges afloat & ashore
By John Baylay

John Baylay tells in graphic style, with wit and humour, how after demobilisation after World War II, a chance encounter showed the way clear for his future - founding and developing an unique sailing club - the Island Cruising Club. with members collectively owning the Club boats, ranging from a 78 Ion converted Brixham trawler down to racing and sailing dinghies. moored round a floating Club house in beautiful Salcombe harbour in South Devon.

It is a tale of financial triumph against enormous odds - raising money to buy as many Club boats as would attract sufficient members to join and make the whole project viable.

It is a tale of overcoming the prejudices of the more conventional yachting fraternity and proving that the principles of amateur sailing could still be upheld, indeed strengthened, in a new concept of a teaching club. It is a tale of one man's faith and drive strong enough to overcome all obstacles and turn a dream into a reality.

'Twenty-five years later, with no thought of retirement, John and his wife changed direction completely, going 'down-under' to New Zealand to pastures new and fresh challenges to meet.


Check out my other listings for great titles and combine on shipping, thanks.

Australian bidders: Payment to a NZ Bank account or by Credit Card only please.

Buyer to pay shipping: $3.30 (2 books: $4.60, 3 or more books: North Island $8.50, South Island $13.20), within NZ
Sorry no pickups or drop offs.
There were no answered questions or comments placed on this listing.
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
You must log in to ask or answer questions posted. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms licence #
Firearms licence holder name
First name is required
Last name is required
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • Standard Post - NZ Post$3.30
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: Hibiscus Coast, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

  • Other options
    NZ bank deposit

Pay Now includes:

Buyer Protection This item is eligible for buyer protection Learn More