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  • The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd editionby Kitty van Hagen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 50.99

    The Pacific Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication, health and provisioning to seasonal weather, departure and arrival ports, facilities, likely costs and dangers, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both... more...

  • The Book of Tidesby William Thomson

    Quercus 2016; US$ 24.99

    An idiosyncratic, richly illustrated guide to Britain's rivers, seas and shores, for everyone who loves the water and the natural world - a Norwegian Wood for Britain's waters This is a book for those who want to understand better how the waters surrounding us affect our daily lives, how it imperceptibly but crucially shapes our actions, and... more...

  • Tom Diaper's Logbookby Tom Diaper; Tom Cunliffe

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Tom Diaper's Logbook is the memoir of a remarkable man and a rare opportunity to read first-hand about the drama, conflict and fascinating details that made up the life of a for-hire racing skipper during the glory days of racing. Tom Diaper wrote his memoirs on scraps of paper and old cigarette papers and these were pulled together to give a narrative... more...

  • How to Abandon Shipby Phil Richards; John J Banigan; Twain Braden

    Seahorse Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    Based on interviews with the crew and captain of a torpedoed tanker who survived nineteen days in a lifeboat in heavy seas and scorching tropical sunthis information is incredibly useful even today. How to Abandon Ship was written during World War II to save the lives of seamen by instilling a commonsense, organized, no-panic clarity to getting... more...

  • Learn to Sail Today: From Novice to Sailor in One Weekby Barry Lewis

    McGraw-Hill Education 2016; US$ 21.00 US$ 17.22

    Sail your very first day on the water Learn to Sail Today offers a uniquely fun and quick method for beginners to learn exactly what they need to enter the fun and rewarding world of sailing. Written specifically to engage and reassure the uninitiated, this sailing primer covers the essentials step by step without overwhelming you with intimidating... more...

  • The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Riggingby Brion Toss

    McGraw-Hill Education 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.90

    Revised and updated?the only book you need on sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts The Complete Rigger?s Apprentice, Second Edition offers today?s marine professionals a complete, up-to-date resource on today?s rigging best practices and traditions. This expanded edition features new material on multihull rig design, how to make and use soft-shackles,... more...

  • Des Pawson's Knot Craft and Rope Matsby Des Pawson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    This wonderful collection of Des Pawson's personal ropecraft recipes combines an expanded and now full-colour collection of projects from Des's popular Des Pawson's Knot Craft , together with 20 new and brilliant mat designs. Readers can learn how to make 60 different ropework projects, including mats, bellropes, key fobs, fenders and doorstops.... more...

  • Crossing the Barby Paul Lobo

    Seahorse Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    There is nothing placid about San Francisco Bay. Its raucous waters have hosted brutal storms, daring rescues, horrendous accidents, and countless hours of drama and tension. Captain Paul Lobo knows that better than most people. As a licensed harbor pilot in those treacherous waters, Lobo captained nearly 6,500 boats in a thirty-one year careereverything... more...

  • A History of Sailing in 100 Objectsby Barry Pickthall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Did you ever wonder which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who worked out how to measure distance or plot a course at sea? Or why the humble lemon rose to such prominence in the diets of sailors? Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and sailing boats, the book provides a fascinating insight... more...

  • In the Company of Dolphinsby Irwin Shaw

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    Bestselling author Irwin Shaw?s lighthearted travelogue follows his family?s vacation sailing from St. Tropez to Venice in the 1960s. As a boy, Irwin Shaw stared out across Brooklyn?s Sheepshead Bay and dreamed of owning a boat and sailing the oceans wide. Decades later, he determined that chartering a yacht was better than having no boat at... more...