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Boating

  • The Rules in Practice 2017-2020by Bryan Willis

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2016; US$ 24.07

    The racing rules bible for over 30 years, completely updated for 2017. Taking you through the key situations that occur repeatedly on the racecourse, from the point of view of each boat in turn, this essential guide explains the rights and obligations of each. It also contains the complete Racing Rules of Sailing, with all the Appendices. more...

  • Racing Rules Companion 2017-2020by Bryan Willis

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2016; US$ 12.73

    The invaluable reference guide to the essentials of the latest racing rules for 2017. Basic principles, definitions and rules are summarised; every part of a race is covered, including starts, mark rounding and obstructions. Colour diagrams throughout ensure concepts are easily understood. Spiral bound and splash-proof to stand up to frequent use.... more...

  • Ocean of Insightby Heather Lyn Mann

    Parallax Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    Heather Lyn Mann was a battle?weary environmental advocate in Madison, Wisconsin, struggling over what to do about climate change when she and her husband decided to explore the Atlantic on a small sloop. This memoir of six years living afloat is a chronological unfolding of disasters and discoveries?life?threatening storms, the boredom of isolation,... more...

  • Spindriftby Peter Reason

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 23.95

    This is the story of a sailing odyssey, but also of an inward journey into deep truths about who we are and how we belong in the universal scheme. A meditation on sailing and life, it is a hugely enjoyable and thought-provoking book for landlubbers, sailors, philosophers and naturalists alike.Mostly sailing alone, Peter Reason invites us to share in... more...

  • Bluewater Cruisers: A By-The-Numbers Compilation of Seaworthy, Offshore-Capable Fiberglass Monohull Production Sailboats by North American Designersby David Bennett Laing

    McGraw-Hill Education 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 25.20

    The Essential Buyer?s Guide to Choosing the Sailboat of Your Dreams. Fully illustrated with 400 color photos, detailed specs, and expert ratings Whether you?re new to sailboat cruising or you?ve already crossed the ocean a few times, it?s easy to get overwhelmed by the astonishing range of new and used bluewater cruisers currently on the market.... more...

  • 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$ 18.90

    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...