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Knox-Johnston on Seamanship & Seafaring

by Robin Knox-Johnston

On 14th June 1968 Robin Knox-Johnston set sail from Falmouth to take part in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race – the first, non-stop, single-handed sailing race around the world. He was an unknown 29-year...

Caution To The Wind

by Linda K Ford

On May 5th, 1994, at 9.30 am on a chilly, sunlit day, Ebony, a 36ft Roberts Spray, left the safety of Lyttelton Harbour in New Zealand, to venture into the unknown, where nothing would be predictable.

The voyage...

Marine Knots

by Patrick Moreau & Jean-Benoit Heron

Learn to master dozens of knots essential for boating and all water activities with this innovative illustrated guide.

Packed with helpful step-by-step instructions and beautifully detailed illustrations, Marine...

Doumar and the Doctor

by Neville de Villiers

You will be challenged and inspired as you join Neville on board for this real-life, white-knuckle adventure on the high seas...

A magni? cent account of courage and perseverance as a young doctor takes time...

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....

Under the Arms of the Sky

by Kate Macready

This is the journey that saw Kate and Hugh step outside their comfort zone in every respect. Ditching jobs, saying goodbye to family in Sydney, and reducing their wordly belongings to what fit on a 13m sailing...

In The Wake of Erma (a pensioner's tale)

by Trevor Wilson

A sequel to the author’s “Sailing alone across the Atlantic (a pensioner’s tale)”. In turns fascinating, nail-biting and astonishing. A story that was fifty years in the making, filled with drama and...

A Wild Call: One Man's Voyage in Pursuit of Freedom

by Martyn Murray

Martyn Murray was finding modern life, with all its restrictions and controls, suffocating. Following years of soul-searching, his father's death triggered him into opening the old logbooks and charts to retrace...

Sailing Around Britain: A Weekend Sailor's Voyage in 50 Day Sails

by Kim Sturgess

Kim Sturgess was a weekend sailor: he enjoyed club racing and several brief sailing holidays, but had never attempted a substantial expedition. Reaching the age of fifty focused the mind and he decided to sail...

High Mountains and Cold Seas

by J.R.L. Anderson & Tim Madge

Harold William ‘Bill’ Tilman (1898 –1977) was among the greatest adventurers of his time, a pioneering mountaineer and sailor who held exploration above all else.

The son of a Liverpool sugar importer,...

A New History of Yachting

by Mike Bender

This book, by a leading expert in the field, is the first major history of yachting for over a quarter of a century. Setting developments within political, social and economic changes, the book tellsthe story...

Lone Wolf

by Richard Gladwell

On 26 June 2017, on the turquoise waters of Bermuda's Great Sound, Peter Burling (26) became the youngest ever helmsman to win the premier trophy in sailing, the America's Cup. Amongst several other firsts,...

The Swan and Her Crew

by George Christopher Davies

The Swan And Her Crew - Or The Adventures Of Three Young Naturalists And Sportsmen On The Broads And Rivers Of Norfolk (1889) by George Christopher Davies . 


This is a story of sport and adventure, natural...

An Inexplicable Attraction

by Eric B. Forsyth

Sailing well into his eighties, Captain Eric Forsyth shows in his book, An Inexplicable Attraction: My Fifty Years of Ocean Sailing, that age need not be a barrier to an adventurous retirement. His love of...

Narrowboating for Novices

by John Henshaw & Annie Henshaw

John and Annie Henshaw took their first narrowboat holiday in 2002. Now, in Narrowboating for Novices they share all the knowledge they have acquired over the years - and which they wish they’d had when they...

Ice with Everything

by H.W. Tilman, Trevor Robertson & Alex Ramsay

‘For most men, as Epicurus has remarked, rest is stagnation and activity madness. Mad or not, the activity that I have been pursuing for the last twenty years takes the form of voyages to remote, mountainous...

Where Whales Sing

by Daniel H. Van Ginhoven & Peggy A. Van Ginhoven

You have now sailed thousands of miles with us aboard the good ship Osprey. That 41 foot sloop has carried us half way across the mighty South Pacific Ocean; where we have been met by severe storms with giant...

Where Whales Sing

by Daniel H. Van Ginhoven & Peggy A. Van Ginhoven

I intend to have you feel the wind at sea, to taste the salt on your lips, to hear the wave as he rushes toward you, to smell the sweet scent of land yet beyond the horizon. I want to put your hand on the smooth...

The Adventures of Chas from Tas

by Juliet Prentice & Charles Blundell

Thrown into freezing Southern Ocean waters on a stormy, moonless night as a boy Chas from Tas survived and was fated to live a life of adventure as a renegade at sea.

Swearing never to take an ordinary job, it’s...