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  • What Now Skipper?by Bill Anderson; Chris Beeson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    Based on a popular series in Yachting Monthly , this accessible and entertaining book deals with navigational and seamanship problems in a non-preachy, non-textbook manner. more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Radarby Borje Wallin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • The Gaff Rig Handbookby John Leather

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 32.99

    This is the internationally regarded definitive handbook for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing gaff rigged craft. It provides a fascinating insight into the design, history, techniques and developments of a rig which has evolved through the centuries. John Leather outlines the practical aspects of the masts, spars, sails, running and... more...

  • Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailingby Paul Elvstrom

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 21.99

    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 Offshore Race Crew's Manualby Stuart Quarrie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 21.99

    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, then the task of each crew member is explained for the preparation, operation and completion. more...

  • Fibreglass Boatsby Hugo du Plessis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 26.99

    The long-established classic on working with GRP to repair and improve your fibreglass boat. more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Navigationby Tim Bartlett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 15.99

    The ideal reference for anyone following RYA navigation courses, from Day Skipper to Yachtmaster Offshore. It explains everything the reader needs to know to navigate a yacht or motorboat from one port to another safely and accurately. Updated to cover developments in the exam syllabuses. more...

  • The RCC Pilotage Foundation Atlantic Crossing Guideby Jane Russell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Learning to Sailby Basil Mosenthal

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    For anyone learning to sail in either dinghies or yachts, this book is easy to read with lively colour illustrations. This is a no-nonsense guide for beginners of all ages and is valuable as a back-up to sailing courses or for anyone learning to sail with a friend. more...

  • The European Waterwaysby Marian Martin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Anyone who admits to a sense of confusion when confronted with the bewildering array of European waterway signs, symbols, rules and regulations should find this book useful. The author demystifies this world for the visitor, thereby eliminating any problems that may arise. This second edition includes chapters for Americans considering cruising the... more...