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  • Skipper vs Crew / Crew vs Skipperby Tim Davison

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Skippers and crew have very different agenda, and nowhere does it become more evident than in their secret innermost - but not very often expressed - thoughts about the other. This brilliantly original humour giftbook has two beginnings. Opened one way it sends up skippers (from the crew's point of view). Flipped over and opened the other way it sends... more...

  • Reeds Crew Handbookby Bill Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Reeds Skipper's Handbook, now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication 20 years ago. Now for the first time, here is the Reeds Crew Handbook for skippers to hand to new and aspiring crew. It will give them all the essential knowledge they need to undertake the tasks traditionally handled by crew aboard any size of yacht,... more...

  • Crash Test Boatby Paul Gelder

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    From the people behind the UK's leading sailing magazine for cruisers comes Crash Test Boat , a dramatic documentation of controlled sailing disasters which has the potential to save the lives of each and every seaman who buys it. Crash Test Boat is unique in its field, with no other title on the market aimed at explicitly revealing at first hand... more...

  • Phoenix from the Ashesby Justin Tyers

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    'We didn't want to be wiping porridge off the walls - we wanted places no rougher than a farm pond. The silence in these places was complete - so much so that we found ourselves speaking in whispers.' Many sailors dream of a quiet life living aboard a classic yacht. Few reach that dream following the same path as Justin Ruthven-Tyers and his wife.... more...

  • Can Squid Fly?by Tony Rice

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Using the same question and answer format of his highly successful first book Do Whales Get the Bends? , marine expert Tony Rice sets out to answer another selection of general interest questions about the sea, sea life and man's relationship with the oceans. Questions tackled in this book include: * Did the Mediterranean once dry up? * What... more...

  • A World of My Ownby Robin Knox-Johnston

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili , a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at her helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili , paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered and brown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudder head,... more...

  • The Trouble with Old Boatsby Adrian Morgan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Drawn from the best of Adrian Morgan's entertaining columns musing on the world of traditional boats and the joys of building, sailing and working on them, here is his long-awaited bunkside read. Billed as a 'zen and the art of wooden boatbuilding', it will resonate with classic boat enthusiasts everywhere. Illustrated with evocative watercolour paintings... more...

  • Reeds Knot Handbookby Jim Whippy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    All boaters need to have a repertoire of reliable knots and splices they can call upon in many situations, both on board and at the dockside. This handy pocket guide, part of the bestselling Reeds Skipper's Handbook series, is a quick aide memoire for experienced sailors, but also provides novice sailors with all they need to know to master the most... more...

  • Principles of Yacht Designby Rolf Eliasson; Lars Larsson; Michal Orych

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 61.99

    Principles of Yacht Design has now established itself as the standard book on the subject for practising designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners and the boatbuilding industry as a whole. Now revised and expanded for the third edition it examines every aspect of the process of yacht and powerboat design. The authors have... more...

  • The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languagesby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 20.99

    The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages is a first - annotated illustrations arranged by topic allow quick communication when something goes wrong abroad. Centred around clear, full colour, annotated diagrams in each subject area, the dictionary makes it easy and convenient to translate between nine languages (English, French, German, Dutch,... more...