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  • Learning to Sailby Basil Mosenthal

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    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$ 13.99

    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...

  • Reeds Skipper's Handbookby Malcolm Pearson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    The bestselling aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. 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$ 16.99

    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...

  • Classic Classesby Vanessa Bird

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    This is the complete reference to the classic yachts and dinghies still sailing today. Focusing on the most well-known, popular and enduring designs - from the 7ft Optimist to the 125ft J class - this beautifully illustrated book showcases 144 boats from across the world, with a wealth of detail on each class, including: the origins and history of... 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...

  • Ninety Seconds at Zeebruggeby Iain Yardley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Herald of Free Enterprise set sail on a routine voyage to Dover in March 1987, carrying hundreds of passengers, including British army personnel, day-trippers and drivers. Minutes after leaving Zeebrugge, the ferry began to capsize. Terrified passengers were separated from loved ones in a seething mass of humanity, in freezing cold water, fighting... more...

  • Paasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionaryby Captain Heinrich Paasch

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 0.00

    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...

  • Shipwreck in Art and Literatureby Carl Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Tales of shipwreck have always fascinated audiences, and as a result there is a rich literature of suffering at sea, and an equally rich tradition of visual art depicting this theme. Exploring the shifting semiotics and symbolism of shipwreck, the interdisciplinary essays in this volume provide a history of a major literary and artistic motif as they... more...