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  • Yachting Monthly's Further Confessionsby Paul Gelder; Mike Peyton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    There were too many degrading disasters, mortifying mishaps and groan-worthy gaffes for one collection, so following on from Yachting Monthly's Confessions , here is another wonderful collection of humiliating misadventures from the enduringly popular Confessional column of Yachting Monthly magazine. For over 25 years, yachtsmen have clamoured... more...

  • Reeds Knot Handbookby Jim Whippy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Worse Things Happen at Seaby Jake Kavanagh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Worse Things Happen at Sea is the long awaited follow up to Jake Kavanagh's hugely popular Ups and Downs of a Lockkeeper . This time turning his humorous eye to the scrapes people get into when let loose on open water, Jake has us chuckling, blushing and recognising ourselves or fellow crew coming unstuck in the maritime mayhem he highlights... more...

  • The Atlantic Sailor's Handbookby Alastair Buchan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    Based on the author's Sailing an Atlantic Circuit , this practical, how-to guide to the planning, preparation and execution of a passage is both a helpful and an inspirational book for all sailors considering an offshore or ocean passage. A vastly experienced Atlantic ocean sailor, Alastair Buchan looks in detail at three specific passages (a... more...

  • Des Pawson's Knot Craftby Des Pawson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This treasure trove of Des Pawson's personal ropecraft recipes contains projects ranging from bellropes, key fobs and fenders to mats, doorstops, knife lanyards and belts. The second edition has been expanded to include more of Des's enticing ropework projects. Along with fascinating tit bits of nautical history as background to the many projects,... more...

  • Heavy Weather Powerboatingby Hugo Montgomery-Swan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 32.99

    This book is the powerboating equivalent to Heavy Weather Sailing - the classic and bestselling sailing reference on the Adlard Coles list. Like Heavy Weather Sailing , it carries chapters on the theory of operating powerboats in rough seas as well as invaluable heavy weather experiences, and the lessons learned. Edited by Hugo Montgomery-Swan (Editor... more...

  • Don't Shoot the Albatross!by Jonathan Eyers

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    Sailors are a notoriously superstitious lot - even if some won't admit it. Years of taking to the water, at the mercy of uncontrollable (and sometimes deadly) forces, have led even the wisest to seek ways of influencing the gods or fate. From bad omens and odd rituals to lucky tokens and forbidden words, the superstitions of the sea are legion. Many... more...

  • The Knot Bibleby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 26.99

    The complete and definitive bible of knots for seafarers. Featuring all the knots, hitches, bends, splices, whipping and decorative knotwork that you would find on a boat, this comprehensive bible of knots will help those who go to sea master every knot they will need. Over 200 knots are scored for strength, reliability, ease of tying (and untying)... more...

  • 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...