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  • Fast Handling Techniqueby Frank Bethwaite

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 21.99

    With video and GPS tracking amongst its tools, this groundbreaking book presents the first scientific analysis of how the fastest racing sailors get (and maintain) their edge. Applying scientific theories to practical boat handling, budding racers will consider this book pure gold dust. more...

  • Skipper's Mast and Rigging Guideby Rene Westerhuis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Skipper's Mast and Rigging Guide is a new title in our popular series of cockpit guides that are designed for easy reference on board in all weather conditions. Of all the elements that are hard to set up on a sailboat, gauging how mast, running rigging and standing rigging should work in combination with each other is perhaps the trickiest... more...

  • Dag Pike's Cruising Under Powerby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 26.99

    The aim of this book is to enable novices to cruise safely and enjoyably. It will cover the preparations needed before undertaking a cruise, operating the boat under different and sometimes challenging conditions, how to cope when things go wrong, how to conform to the rules and regulations, and how to navigate. It conveys the advice and information... more...

  • Your First Channel Crossingby Andy Du Port

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    After day sailing, the next step for the adventurous yachtsman or motorboater is their first open sea crossing, and for many that invariably entails crossing the English Channel. This invaluable guide walks the first timer through their first Channel crossing step by step, tackling all the aspects that have to be taken into account before embarking,... more...

  • First Aid At Seaby Colin Berry; Douglas Justins

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    This highly popular guide to emergency first aid at sea has been updated throughout. A bestseller for many years, it has been updated for this new edition with fresh artwork and sturdier pages to withstand the harsh marine environment. Its handy features are: Wiro binding makes the pages easy to turn and enables the book to lie flat Lamination... more...

  • Ever Wonder Why We Do It?by Mike Peyton; Mike Peyton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Mike Peyton is the nautical world's best known and much loved cartoonist. For years he has made his mark, contributing witty, well executed and poignantly funny cartoons to the yachting and boating press, poking fun at seafarers of all types and capturing in his distinctive cartoon style their often eccentric and idiosyncratic ways. Now here, at last,... more...

  • Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiositiesby Nic Compton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Why will a sailor never go to sea on Friday 13th? Why are boats always referred to as 'she'? How do you navigate the ocean without a compass? Does the Bermuda Triangle really exist? Why do sailors wear earrings? Did Blackbeard actually exist? Did Nelson really say 'Kiss me, Hardy'? What's the correct way to bury a body at sea? Why is a rope never called... more...

  • Replacing Your Boat's Electrical Systemby Mike Westin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 21.99

    A practical, step-by-step illustrated guide to replacing a boat's electrical system, aimed at the DIY boat repairer or builder who wants less theory, more instructive detail. more...

  • Against the Flowby Dee Caffari; James Cracknell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    'An incredibly moving and inspirational book' Boat Mart In 2006, Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail solo round the world against the prevailing winds and currents. Her story is an adventure in the true sense of the word. It is about physical hardship in terrible conditions, overcoming sleep deprivation, 34 days of gales, 12 metre waves... more...

  • Buying a Motorboatby Barry Pickthall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    Buying a boat can be a minefield, but a handbook like this will make it a lot easier for would-be boat owners to make sensible, informed choices. Whether buying a new or secondhand boat, would-be owners will gain expert advice on topics including: - the type of boat best suited to their needs - where to find it (brokers, etc) - what to look out... more...