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Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days

by John D. Whidden

John D. Whidden started out at sea in 1834, at the age of twelve, and did not retire until 1870. 

This is his account of over a quarter-century spent on the high seas. 

Orphaned at five, nothing held Whidden...

Cruising Southern Spain

by Michael Briant

The book visits the ports and marinas between Gibraltar and Port Napoleon all the way along the Costa del Sol.

It has port plans, descriptions, indication of cost, and what sort of place it is.

Tells you about...

Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road

by Paul Boissier

Collisions are expensive! Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water. Leisure boaters, as...

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

by Jeannine.Hill

These Are Some Of The Tips You Will Find In The Book :

* Kinds Of Boats

* Buying A Used Boat

* Boat Maintenance

* Emergency Boat Repair

* Boating With Children

* Boating Etiquette For Guests

* Boat Safety

* A Brief...

The First and the Fastest

by Nigel Sharp

This is the story of two single-handed non-stop round-the-world voyages: Robin Knox-Johnston’s in 1968/69 and Ellen MacArthur’s in 2004/05. Although there were similarities – both voyages started and finished...

Racundra's Third Cruise

by Arthur Ransome

Most people know of Arthur Ransome, the author of the classic children’s sailing tale, Swallows & Amazons, and many other books in the same series. But besides his exciting tales of children on the water there...

The Restoration Handbook for Yachts

by Enric Rosello

Restoring a fibreglass yacht is not something for the faint-hearted, even if you don’t intend to do all the work yourself (you still need to understand the processes to be gone through). But the satisfaction...

Multihull Seamanship

by Gavin Le Sueur

This is an A-Z of seamanship skills for multihull sailors. There are many textbooks on the market which detail general seamanship principles. This is not one of them. Multihull Seamanship is about sea-going...

Salvage - A Personal Odyssey

by Ian Tew

'No cure, no pay'- those are the terms under which a salvor operates, and in doing so he takes on an onerous responsibility. If he is defeated by the elements he is not paid. He receives nothing, however much...

Tactics to Win

by Nick Craig

Unless you have unbeatable boatspeed, tactics are vital to winning sailboat races. Multi-champion, Nick Craig, shows you how to develop a strategy and what tactics to adopt on every leg and at every mark of...

The Foiling Dinghy Book

by Alan Hillman

Since the development of the International Moth into a fully foiling dinghy there has been an explosion in the popularity of the class with some of the world’s top sailors competing in it and many others enjoying...

The Crew's Pocketbook

by Tim Davison

The ideal companion for anyone new to sailing, or those looking to remind themselves of the essential skills. Written in a friendly and approachable way, it assumes no nautical knowledge and uses diagrams and...


by Dave Franzel

With Sailing: The Basics, acclaimed teacher and racer Dave Franzel moves you quickly from book to boat. It is his firm conviction that the best and most effective way to learn to sail is to be out on the water....

The Laser Book

by Tim Davison

The Laser is the world’s most popular adult dinghy and comes with three rigs: Standard (used by men at the Olympic games), Radial (used by women at the Olympic games) and 4.7 (used by young people moving up...

Speed Kills: Who killed the Cigarette Boat King, the fastest man on the seas?

by Arthur Jay Harris

BORDERING A CANAL LEADING TO BISCAYNE BAY, a short dead-end stretch of Northeast 188th Street in Miami was the crossroad of the Americas in the mid-1980s for the biggest drug smugglers into the U.S.; the guys...

The Sea is Not Full

by Charles J. Doane

The Sea Is Not Full is an eclectic personal sailing narrative that mixes accounts of two dramatic boat abandonments and a cruise up a West African river with practical advice on learning to sail, navigation,...

The Catamaran Book

by Brian Phipps & Tom Phipps

A well-rounded guide covering the techniques and skills needed to succeed in catamaran sailing, for those starting out through to those striving for championship wins. Whether you are a youngster choosing your...

Last Voyages

by Nicholas Gray

Looking back at the lives and sailing careers of some of our lifetime’s finest yachtsmen, this collection of eleven original, moving accounts is just as much a celebration of the good – tales of hope, achievement...

Sun, Wind, & Water - Part 2 of 2: The Essential Guide to the Energy-Efficient Cruising Boat

by Bill Morris

This is Part 2 of 2 of Sun, Wind, & Water, The Essential Guide to the Energy-Efficient Cruising Boat.  

Part 2 covers the following topics:  

•    Lighting, Navigation, and Communication

•    Refrigeration...

Sun, Wind, & Water - Part 1 of 2: The Essential Guide to the Energy-Efficient Cruising Boat

by Bill Morris

This is Part 1 of 2 of Sun, Wind, & Water, The Essential Guide to the Energy-Efficient Cruising Boat.  

Part 1 covers the following topics:  

•    Main Power Plant

•    Engine Alternators

•  ...