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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 48.99

    The standard book on the principles of yacht design for designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners and the boatbuilding industry as a whole. more...

  • The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languagesby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Classic Classesby Vanessa Bird

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 26.99

    This is the complete reference to the classic yachts and dinghies still sailing today. Focusing on the most well-known, popular and enduring designs - from the 7ft Optimist to the 125ft J class - this beautifully illustrated book showcases 144 boats from across the world, with a wealth of detail on each class, including: the origins and history of... more...

  • Fast Fixes for Your Boatby Sandy Lindsey

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 17.99

    Better than swapping ideas with the owners of the boat in the next marina berth, this handy book will be a godsend to all boaters looking for simple solutions to everyday problems. Keeping a boat (whether sail or power) in a damp, corrosive environment (i.e. water) leads to all sorts of issues: rust, mildew, UV degradation, crazing, bad smells, staining,... more...

  • Instant Wind Forecastingby Alan Watts

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 16.99

    Instant Wind Forecasting is a quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishermen, motorboaters, farmers, golfers, walkers or pilots. It will help them make meaningful predictions based on the look of the sky and the feel of the day. This book is the perfect companion to Alan Watt's international... more...

  • On Course to Winby Jim Saltonstall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 17.99

    Jim Saltonstall has coached multiple National, European, World and Olympic racing champions, including Ben Ainslie, one of Britain's most successful Olympians. This quick reference handbook distills the wisdom of 40 years in the business to help all dinghy, yacht and windsurfers to improve their performance in one of the most challenging sports in... more...

  • Adventures of a Reluctant Boating Wifeby Angela Rice

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    'When I was first invited by a new - and handsome - man to the local Yacht Club to see his boat, I happily conjured up alluring pictures of me in an expensive bikini and a great suntan. It didn't occur to me that "see my boat" might actually mean going out in the thing....' Before she knew it, Angela Rice had agreed to a sailing trip on the notorious... more...

  • Foul Bottomsby John Quirk

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Based on a series of highly popular articles written for Classic Boat magazine, this witty collection dwells on the scrapes people get themselves into when building and sailing boats of all descriptions. Most sailors will find something to relate to in the escapades and faux pas detailed here, and the stories will undoubtedly bring a wry smile to... 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...

  • Solitaire Spiritby Les Powles

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Les Powles only had 8 hours of sailing experience when he decided to sail solo around the world. Many novices would be content to just dream of such an adventure, and maybe get as far as a solo Channel crossing a couple of years down the line. Not so Les Powles, one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary and eccentric sailors. Les was in his... more...