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  • Skipper's Mast and Rigging Guideby Rene Westerhuis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fast Fixes for Your Boatby Sandy Lindsey

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • 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$ 10.99

    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...

  • On Course to Winby Jim Saltonstall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    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...

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Adventures of a Reluctant Boating Wifeby Angela Rice

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    '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... more...