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  • 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...

  • The Dinghy Cruising Companionby Roger Barnes

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99

    'You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a fair wind, and a new coast to explore.' Dinghy cruising is a wonderful way to experience nature and new coastlines at close quarters and... more...

  • UK and Ireland Circumnavigator's Guideby Sam Steele

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 26.99

    "The new circumnavigation bible" - Geoff Holt (the first disabled sailor to sail around Britain singlehandedly) A circumnavigation of the UK and Ireland is the perfect ‘doorstep' challenge for sailors and motorboaters looking for an extended cruise which doesn't take them too far from family and responsibilities and allows them to keep in touch.... more...

  • Passage Making Made Perfectby Alastair Buchan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Planning and carrying out a successful, safe and enjoyable passage is a real art, and this book covers the whole process, from planning before setting off to fine tuning once underway. This book shows how planning is about making the most of your time, your crew, and giving you the confidence to be more adventurous. Recent regulations issued by... more...

  • Ocean Crossing Wayfarerby Frank Dye

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This classic sea story recounts Frank Dye's intrepid voyages in his open 16ft Wayfarer dinghy to Iceland and Norway, which must rank among the most hazardous sea adventures of our time. Encountering the whole gamut of weather, such is Frank Dye's seamanship that he and his crew survived gales up to Force 9, capsizing and a broken mast, finally... more...