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Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide

by Tim Davison

The Skipper’s Cockpit Racing Guide is an at-a-glance reference for dinghy and yacht racers, covering everything they need to know to improve their performance – and win. From those in their first year of racing...


World of Peyton

by Mike Peyton

Mike Peyton drew his first cartoon in 1942. At the time he was interned in a German prisoner of war camp, and the cartoon appeared in a newspaper run by and for his fellow prisoners. Seventy years later, Mike...


Fast Handling Technique

by Frank Bethwaite

From the author of the bestselling High Performance Sailing and Higher Performance Sailing comes the first scientific analysis of what makes fast sailors fast. Eschewing the idea that luck or innate talent are...


Sea Fishing

by Jim Whippy

Every yachtsman or motorboater has at some point entertained the idea of catching their own supper, but until now there hasn't been a book to guide them through it. This unique handbook fills the gap. Fishing...


How to Sail a Boat

by Matt Vance

To sail a boat is a magical, and sometimes mystical, experience. The sailor is free from the cares of life on land, entirely absorbed in the enterprise of moving a craft across the water. For the uninitiated,...


Creeping Up on Auckland

by Courtenay Latimer

Presents a voyage undertaken by twelve people on a North Sea trawler in 1959, from England to New Zealand with adventures along the way.


The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom

by Stephan Brennan

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails....


The Caiad

by Carroll J. Savage

"The Caiad" is structured around a decade-long around-the-world voyage in a sailboat undertaken in his fifties by a novice sailor who brings his family with him and learns along the way about boats, sailing...


Cabo Trafalgar in the Moonlight: Pen & Sail: My Life with Dudley Pope

by Kay Pope

Kay Pope goes beyond a simple description of life as wife and confidant of a famous author sailor, and captures the atmosphere and idiosyncrasies of the places they visited and lived, along with the humanity...


Desperate Voyage

by John Caldwell

In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama after the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.


Sailing the Pacific

by Miles Hordern

Solo sailors are widely known to be a breed apart, and here's an unforgettable book that shows just how wide a berth they give themselves from the crowds. Several years ago, Miles Hordern, a schoolteacher by...


To the Sea Again: Classic Sailing Stories

by Tom Mccarthy

Few people would want to test their mettle in an ice-encrusted boat with Ernest Shackleton, sail the Straits of Magellan with Joshua Slocum, or watch with Owen Chase as an angry whale sends his ship to the bottom,...


The Voyage of the Cormorant

by Christian Beamish & Ken Perkins

Christian Beamish, a former editor at The Surfer’s Journal, envisioned a low-tech, self-reliant exploration for surf along the coast of North America, using primarily clothes and instruments available to his...


Getting Started in Sailboat Racing

by Adam Cort & Richard Stearns

A complete course in the fundamentals, Getting Started in Sailboat Racing dispels the sport's elite aura and makes racing accessible to any sailor who wants to give it a try. This illustrated manual takes readers...


Your First Sailboat: How to Find and Sail the Right Boat for You

by Daniel Spurr

The Comprehensive Sailing Start-Up Resource

  • Can a keelboat tip over?
  • Can I take a centerboard boat onto open water?
  • How can I determine what boat I want?
  • Once I do, what's a fair price to pay for it?
  • Should...


Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

by William Seifert & Daniel Spurr

In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment...


Seafaring Lore and Legend

by Peter Jeans

"A valuable and lively resource. Jeans sorts truth from fiction with a sure hand and does full justice to both." -Peter Stanford, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical Society

"A veritable sourcebook...


Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power: Design, Gear, and Tactics for Coastal and Offshore Waters

by Roger Marshall

Written by an accomplished naval architect, this book shows the average boater how to safely weather the fiercest storm. Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power arms readers with the knowledge they need...


Sloop: Restoring My Family's Wooden Sailboat--An Adventure in Old-Fashioned Values

by Daniel Robb

When Daniel Robb set out to rebuild a family sailboat that had been deteriorating for years, he couldn't have anticipated what he was getting into. Although Robb was a skilled carpenter, boatbuilding (and boat...


Voyaging on a Small Income

by Annie Hill

Maintaining that there is little preventing one from cruising the world by boat, this book provides practical ideas for turning one's dreams of life at sea into reality, with suggestions for preplanning and...