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  • Sailing in Eccentric Circlesby Ian Dear; Mike Peyton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    The Royal Yacht Squadron is the world's most prestigious yacht club and, like all great British institutions, its members take it very seriously indeed. Joining the club is quite a privilege and is not for the likes of any old yachtsman in his 36ft Beneteau. It's easier to get into Debrett's than the club's lavish Cowes headquarters, with members including... more...

  • Safe Skipperby Simon Jollands; Rupert Holmes

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    Whether out for an afternoon's sail or embarking on a long offshore passage, there is always an element of chance and uncertainty about being at sea. To be responsible for the wellbeing of both crew and vessel, a good skipper needs to know their limitations and ensure they are operating well within the margins of safety. Safe Skipper is a practical... more...

  • The Old Man and the Seaby Anthony Smith

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    Octogenarian Anthony Smith's journey was originally inspired by both the Kontiki Expedition of Thor Heyerdahl (who he knew) and the incredible story of the survivors of a 1940 boat disaster, who spent 70 days adrift in the Atlantic, eventually reaching land emaciated and close to death. While this might sound like a voyage no-one would wish... more...

  • Anchoringby Peter Nielsen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 8.95

    What you need to know about anchoring--fast and easy! Anchoring is a necessary skill for any boater--power or sail--whether you are planning a picnic lunch in a secluded cove or an overnight visit in a distant anchorage. This 16-panel, foldout guide provides you with fast, easy-to-follow instructions for safe and efficient anchoring. Anchoring... more...

  • Sailing Fundamentalsby Gary Jobson

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 24.00

    The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. Written by America?s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast... more...

  • Why Book Of Sailingby Scott Welty

    Burford Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    The science behind sailboats, told in layman's terms. more...

  • All Piss & Windby David Salter

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.86

    'Salter writes with engaging affection, good humour and knowledge. Nobody tells a yachting yarn better' - Sir James Hardy OBE This is a book about the excitement of sailing. The characters, the adventures, the disasters - and the quiet little drink afterwards. No sport generates more anecdotes than ocean racing. It's a world rich in bizarre incidents,... more...

  • Sailingby Jeremy Evans; Ellen MacArthur

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    For anyone considering setting sail " Eyewitness Companions offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who just wants to know more about their favourite pastime." Heyday Essential reading ? whether you're dipping your toe in the water for the first time, or a seasoned sea-dog brushing up your skills. Find... more...

  • Sailing Fundamentalsby Gary Jobson

    Touchstone 2008; Not Available

    The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. Written by America?s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast... more...

  • The Complete Sailing Manualby Steve Sleight

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Take to the helm with the ultimate guide to sailing Whether you are a novice or an experienced skipper, The Complete Sailing Manual is the practical step-by-step guide that every sailor needs on board. From tacking and mooring to nautical etiquette and using state-of-the-art navigation systems, you'll learn about every aspect of sailing.... more...