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  • The Dinghy Bibleby Rupert Holmes

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 26.99

    The Dinghy Bible is the complete, user-friendly, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of dinghy sailing whatever your skill level. Whether just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this is the book that provides all the answers in an easily... more...

  • Mutiny on Board HMS Bountyby William Bligh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    On 28th April 1789 a small and unremarkable merchant vessel became one of the most famous ships in maritime history. HMS Bounty was under the command of 34-year-old Lieutenant William Bligh, an inexperienced commander who lacked the respect of a crew attracted to the promise of an easy life in a Tahitian paradise. Fletcher Christian led half the... more...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    In 1911 Roald Amundsen beat Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole, and Scott and his colleagues all died on the return journey. Ernest Shackleton, who had served with Scott on a previous expedition, decided that crossing Antarctica from sea to sea was the last great unattempted journey on the continent. His Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 191417... more...

  • Canvas Flying, Seagulls Cryingby Justin Tyers

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    After Justin and Linda Tyers lost everything in a devastating house fire, they rebuilt their lives by building a classic wooden yacht from scratch starting by felling the trees. This story was told in their first book, Phoenix from the Ashes . This sequel follows their voyage from the Scottish Islands across to Ireland, down the Irish Sea to... more...

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Seaby Jules Verne

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    After a mysterious sea monster damages an ocean liner, the US government assembles a team in New York City to track down the creature and destroy it. French marine biologist Pierre Aronnax receives a last-minute invitation, as does Canadian harpoonist Ned Land. They leave aboard the Abraham Lincoln , bound for Cape Horn and then the Pacific Ocean.... more...

  • The Sea Wolfby Jack London

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Set adrift after a collision with another vessel, ferry passenger Humphrey van Weyden is picked up by the seal-hunting schooner the Ghost . His relief at being rescued slowly turns into concern once he meets her captain, the brutally terrifying Wolf Larsen. The crew of the Ghost live in terror of their fearsome commander, and van Weyden is not made... more...

  • The Anatomy of Sailby Nic Compton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 35.99

    An encyclopedic compendium of every element of a yacht, this book contains a wealth of information for the aficionado as well as the newcomer, taking apart the sailboat to explore every part of it in depth. Gloriously illustrated with beautiful photography and explanatory diagrams, each page is packed with fascinating and satisfying detail. Looking... more...

  • Be Your Own Boat Surveyorby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to: - quickly assess a potential purchase for signs of trouble without paying for lengthy reports - carry out a detailed check on your own boat the end of the season - identify problems and... more...

  • The Blue Book of Sailingby Adam Cort

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 22.00

    Transform basic sailing skills into true mastery No other sport is as complex or as gear- and technique-intensive as sailing. The details and nuances are vast, but beneath the surface are 22 elements, or core areas of knowledge. By understanding these principles you can attain true mastery: tie any knot, shape any sail, take the helm of any boat,... more...

  • The Complete Trailer Sailor: How to Buy, Equip, and Handle Small Cruising Sailboatsby Brian Gilbert

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 21.00

    A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft... more...