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The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages

by Bloomsbury Publishing

The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages is a first - annotated illustrations arranged by topic allow quick communication when something goes wrong abroad.

Centred around clear, full colour, annotated diagrams...


The Pacific Crossing Guide

by Bloomsbury Publishing

The Pacific Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to seasonal...


The Dinghy Cruising Companion

by Roger Barnes

'You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a...


The Gaff Rig Handbook

by John Leather

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...


Disasters at Sea

by Dag Pike

Dag Pike draws on his experience as merchant navy captain, fast boat

navigator and boat safety tester for RNLI lifeboats to focus on a wide

range of disasters at sea. He compiles a wide range of accounts of

yachts,...


The Sea Survival Manual

by Frances Howorth & Michael Howorth

The Sea Survival Manual is the definitive book on the subject for anyone aboard a yacht of any size. It is aimed at the yachtsman or seafarer who is likely to proceed to sea out of the sight of land, whether...


The Grab Bag Book

by Frances Howorth & Michael Howorth

The purpose of this text is to ensure the survival of skipper and crew in the event of their boat sinking. It features: advice on the essentials to pack into the emergency grab bag for a short or long cruise,...


Reeds Maritime Flag Handbook

by Miranda Delmar-Morgan

The use of flags afloat and in most maritime situations is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea whether for commerce or pleasure.

This handy pocket-sized guide is the perfect on-board reference to...


Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

by Mary Blewitt

The 12th edition of this bestselling book is proof of the

success of Mary Blewitt's concise and clear style in explaining a

particularly difficult skill, and it has been the bible for many

generations of ocean...


Going Foreign

by Barry Pickthall

Many reasonably experienced coastal sailors (and motorboaters) find the

prospect of sailing their boat to the continent appealing yet daunting.

There are so many additional aspects that all need to be taken into...


The Adlard Coles Book of Radar

by Borje Wallin

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...


Eileen Ramsay

by Barry Pickthall

Eileen Ramsay was at the centre of a unique period in yachting history, and this wonderful book, featuring her classic photography, celebrates an extraordinary woman and her extraordinary subjects.

Eileen's heyday...


Addicted to Adventure

by Bob Shepton

Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar....


The Boat Cookbook

by Fiona Sims

For anyone with a tiny galley kitchen and an appetite for fresh, gorgeous food, there's good news: no more tins or bland leftovers aboard.

These fabulous and easy recipes (all using no more than two pots and...


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...


The Canals of Britain

by Stuart Fisher

Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the...


50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Driving

by Dag Pike

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...


Sailing in Paradise

by Rod Heikell

This comprehensive guide to the world of chartering, compiled

by Rod Heikell, shares the

breadth of his knowledge and experience, recommending types of charter,

best types of boat, as well as essential information...


London's Waterways

by Derek Pratt

London boasts not only one of the most famous and awe-inspiring rivers of the world, but is also home to beautiful and majestic canals such as the Grand Union and Regents Canal - ever popular with tourists and...


Higher Performance Sailing

by Frank Bethwaite

'Monumental!' - Bob Ross, Australian Sailing

High Performance Sailing is

now regarded as the bible of racing sailors and carries a string of

endorsements from high achievers. Since its publication in 1984, racing...