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Boating

  • Rogue Wavesby Michel Olagnon

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 19.99

    Rogue waves remain something of a mystery. Long believed to be a myth or an exaggeration, they haven't been the subject of any kind of serious in-depth research - until now. This book makes rigorous marine science accessible to all, exploring the causes and frequency of rogue waves, and the reasons why some waves become killer monsters. With anecdotes,... more...

  • The Complete Sailing Manualby Steve Sleight

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2017; Not Available

    The ultimate illustrated guide for sailors is now fully revised and updated. With a foreword by Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie , and covering the latest developments in sailing and navigation technology, this manual is the undisputed market leader in sailing guides. The Complete Sailing Manual now offers even more extensive coverage of... more...

  • Camping on the Wyeby S. K. Baker; Michael Goffe

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the River Wye. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their travels in watercolour in two small leather bound books. The result is an entirely charming, funny account along... more...

  • Metals in Boatsby Vyv Cox

    Crowood 2017; US$ 23.99

    Metals have been used in boats for thousands of years, as components of the vessel's construction, as load-bearing parts of the rigging and steering systems, and for a wide variety of domestic and service duties. Due to misunderstandings of the properties of the metals used, and in some cases to questionable design and manufacture, there have been... more...

  • The Boat Drinks Bookby Fiona Sims

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    'Complete novice or know-all, you'll love this stunning book. An essential boater's companion, it will certainly have a place on my boat on the Amalfi coast' Salvatore Calabrese , l egendary bartender A boozy book for boaters, The Boat Drinks Book serves up an expert look at the drinking culture in key sailing spots around the world. The book... more...

  • The Cape Horners' Clubby Adrian Flanagan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 16.99

    Cape Horn's fearsome reputation and the price it has extacted from those who venture there derives from a lethal contrivance of geography that unleashes the most powerful natural dynamic forces on the earth's surface. Reaching deep into the Southern Ocean, the Cape intrudes into the flow of the water and weather patterns at the bottom of the world... more...

  • Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmenby Mary Blewitt

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    The 13th edition of this bestselling book is proof of the success of Mary Blewitt's concise and clear style in explaining a particularly difficult skill, and it has been the bible for many generations of ocean navigators. Since this book was first published, the huge advances in electronic navigation have transported most offshore navigators to a... more...

  • Camping by the Watersideby Stephen Neale

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    This stylish and inspiring book contains all the information campers need to make the most of the wonderful waterside locations throughout the UK and Ireland. Covering all kinds of camping (caravan, campsite and wild), the book starts by showing how to plan your trip, what gear to take and how to get stuck into all the fantastic water-based activities... more...

  • Illustrated Navigationby Ivar Dedekam

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2017; US$ 20.79

    GPS and chart plotters have made navigation simple, but still require understanding and back-up. This book shows how to navigate traditionally (compass, log & plotter); using electronic aids (GPS, radar & chart plotter); and using the sun & stars (celestial navigation). It is heavily illustrated making it easy to understand and follow. more...

  • Illustrated Seamanshipby Ivar Dedekam

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2017; US$ 20.79

    Modern yachts brim with equipment allowing them to be used without much knowledge of seamanship. Yet increasingly yachts require outside assistance. This book shows the techniques all boat users should be familiar with about rope handling, manoeuvring and anchoring. Illustrated with many drawings, it is an easy-to-follow and straightforward guide.... more...