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  • What Now Skipper?by Bill Anderson; Chris Beeson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    Following in the Yachting Monthly paperback series ( Confessions , Further Confessions , etc) this book is based on a popular run of articles over the last eight years in Yachting Monthly , in which navigational and seamanship problems are posed and the highly respected author (former RYA Training Manager Bill Anderson) gives his opinion on the... more...

  • The Offshore Race Crew's Manualby Stuart Quarrie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 21.99

    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...

  • Fibreglass Boatsby Hugo du Plessis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 24.99

    This masterly work will continue to be an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat. Since it was first published 45 years ago, Hugo du Plessis' Fibreglass Boats has become a classic, relied upon by owners,... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Navigationby Tim Bartlett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    The Adlard Coles Book of Navigation is the perfect reference for anyone following an RYA navigation course, from Day Skipper through to Yachtmaster Offshore and for any seafarer requiring a knowledge of navigation. This highly practical book explains everything the reader needs to know to navigate a yacht or motorboat from one port to another safely... more...

  • Reeds Skipper's Handbookby Malcolm Pearson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    The Reed's Skipper's Handbook , now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication. A handy pocket size, it is an aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision... more...

  • Manoeuvringby Bill Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This is a unique, practical, hands-on guide to boat manoeuvring. Manoeuvring a yacht under engine at close quarters in a marine of close to other (expensive!) boats can be a daunting prospect for the inexperienced skipper - but it has to be done in order to take your boat off a pontoon to go sailing, and to berth her after a day on the water. Throw... more...

  • The Rules Bookby Eric Twiname

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    This bestselling pocket-sized racing rules book is unique in covering the rules by race situation. It explains the rules affecting each part of the race course, from the start line, round the marks and on to the finish line. The entire 2013-2016 racing rules are also included in this edition. This book is ideal for all racers because the rules are... more...

  • The RCC Pilotage Foundation Atlantic Crossing Guideby Jane Russell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 50.99

    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...

  • 50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Drivingby Dag Pike; Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    This is a book about practical powerboat driving in boats large and small, operating at speeds between 20 and 100 knots. It is about techniques that can only be picked up from experience - practical ways to make your driving safer, easier and better, whatever the conditions. This book starts where most other books finish. You may have learnt the... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Radarby Borje Wallin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Radar is notoriously tricky to operate and 'read' correctly for collision avoidance either with the land or with other vessels. But used by an informed operator it is an immensely valuable navigation tool - especially in poor visibility. GPS will tell you where you are, but it won't tell you if there's another boat in that spot! Rather than taking... more...