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  • 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...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Radarby Borje Wallin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    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$ 26.99

    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$ 17.99

    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...

  • 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$ 12.99

    A practical guide to the essential skill of boat manoeuvring - develop competence, accuracy and confidence, then keep the book on board as the perfect aide memoire. 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...

  • Be Your Own Boat Surveyorby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to: - quickly assess a potential purchase for signs of trouble without paying for lengthy reports - carry out a detailed check on your own boat the end of the season - identify problems and... more...