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  • The Offshore Race Crew's Manualby Stuart Quarrie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99

    Success in any yacht race depends to a large degree on the ability of the crew to perform any boat-handling manoeuvre faultlessly and speedily. This book explains the evolution of just about every situation that is likely to be encountered during a race at sea. Each one is appraised with an overview of the sequence that should take place and its objective,... more...

  • Old-Time Nautical and Seashore Vignettes in Full Colorby Carol Belanger Grafton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    A handsome collection of full-color vignettes, lovingly culled from rare 19th- and early-20th-century chromolithographs. Exquisite, royalty-free, full-color illustrations of sailors, ships, rowboats, lighthouses, swimmers, fish, shells, and other nautical motifs in a great variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. Over 250 full-color illustrations. 24... more...

  • On Board the Titanicby Logan Marshall

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Nearly a century later, the tragic tale of the "unsinkable" ship continues to captivate the imagination. So many myths and stories have arisen from history's most famous maritime disaster that it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction. This collection of first-hand reports from survivors, published within weeks of the Titanic 's sinking, was... more...

  • Paasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionaryby Captain Heinrich Paasch

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Captain Heinrich Paasch was the first to recognize the complexity and variety in marine vocabulary and technical terminology and the inherent need for a cohesive classification of nautical terms. Equipped with over thirty-five years of seafaring experience, including as a sailor, captain, and as a Surveyor to Lloyd's Register, Paasch sets out, chapter... more...

  • Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailingby Paul Elvstrom

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99

    The 17th edition of this bestselling pocket reference for racers has been completely revised to cover the new rules for 2013-2016. It includes the full text of the new racing rules with a handy 'Quick Guide to the Changes' at the front. Each rule is carefully analysed, and the situations likely to be met with in a race are explained with helpful 'birds... more...

  • The Pirates Own Bookby Marine Research Society

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Rare volume, based on actual documents, recounts in lurid detail the life, atrocities and bloody death of the infamous Black Beard as well as the cold-blooded exploits of Jean Lafitte, Robert Kidd, Edward Low, Thomas White, Anne Bonney, Mary Read, and scores of other maritime marauders. Enhanced with over 70 atmospheric wood engravings. Introduction.... more...

  • Pirates of New Spain, 1575-1742by Peter Gerhard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Gerhard traces the exploits of the Elizabethan pirates ? most notably, Sir Francis Drake and the crew of the Golden Hind ?Dutch raiders, mercenary buccaneers like Captain Morgan, and the incursions of English smugglers.... more...

  • A Practical Guide to the Rules of the Roadby Farhan Saeed

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 36.95

    A self-teaching aid that covers International regulations for preventing collision at sea 1972 (Colregs) or Rules of the Road, including navigation lights and related situations that could be asked within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency oral examinations for the deck certificate of competency. This book is divided into two sections. The first... more...

  • Quick and Easy Boat Maintenance, 2nd Editionby Sandy Lindsey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 18.00

    STOP WORKING ON YOUR BOAT AND GET OUT ON THE WATER! Save money and time with these 1,001 tested tips from Sandy Lindsey, a boat-maintenance contributor to Boating magazine for many years. In Quick and Easy Boat Maintenance , Lindsey has culled the best of her years of advice and gathered the top suggestions from her readers. These handy, natural... more...

  • The RCC Pilotage Foundation Atlantic Crossing Guideby Jane Russell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 57.99

    The Atlantic Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone planning an Atlantic passage in their own boat. It is described by Yachting World magazine as 'An invaluable mixture of planning manual and pilot book, and an essential investment if you're planning to cross the Pond.' From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication... more...