The Christmas present par excellence for yachtsmen these past five years has been the ""new Uffa Fox"" even though it usually arrived in January. Here the master architect tells of the fun he's had sailing some of the boats he's built. Here he gives the philosophy of the seaman, the credo of the sportsman. Here he tells of ocean crossings on Typhoon and Diablesse, of the American canoe championships at Sugar Island and Bayside when he took all but the paddling championship back to England. It's a salty tale well written, well told. A book that combines all the fine things of life, its beauty, appreciation, sportsmanship, with faith and worship. It's a book you can safely recommend to old, young and middle age in shop or library, confident of their enjoyment and profit. Put it on the ""sea shelf,"" the biography table, the gift section but put it also first on your list of suggestion for every man, woman and teen age child who knows or loves the water and floating craft.