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Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail

by Sam Jefferson

In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China,...


The Art of Seamanship: Evolving Skills, Exploring Oceans, and Handling Wind, Waves, and Weather

by Ralph Naranjo

Wind, waves, weather, and water demand the practiced art of seamanship

"Planning and reacting to the unanticipated are the flip sides of seamanship. This blending of pre-voyage preparedness with effective on-the-water...


Be Your Own Boat Surveyor

by Dag Pike

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...


The Anatomy of Sail

by Nic Compton

An encyclopedic compendium of every element of a yacht, this book contains a wealth of information for the aficionado as well as the newcomer, taking apart the sailboat to explore every part of it in depth....


The Complete Yachtmaster

by Tom Cunliffe

The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience.

In this fully...


Tall Ships Today

by Nigel Rowe

Tall ships epitomize the glamour, majesty and romance of the sea. This book – supported and endorsed by Sail Training International – is a celebration of tall ships today, shining a spotlight on the world’s...


The Dinghy Bible

by Rupert Holmes

The Dinghy Bible is the complete, user-friendly, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of dinghy sailing whatever your skill...


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....


Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch: A Guide to Curious Nautical Knowledge for Landlubbers and Sea Lawyers Alike

by Frank Lanier

Was the Titanic doomed because of its name? Can you really "swallow the anchor"?

Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch is a collection of unusual, nautical-based phrases and trivia tidbits for Jack Tars* and landlubbers**...


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...


Sea Trials: A Lone Sailor's Race Toward Home

by Peter Bourke

"In all, beautifully written and wonderfully inspiring."--The Wall Street Journal A poignant account that will inspire you to tackle challenging sailing endeavors as well as squarely face life's emotional challenges,...


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.


Your First Sailboat, Second Edition

by Daniel Spurr

Praise for Your First Sailboat

"Here's a book for first-time sailboat buyers that offers practical information they can really use to ease the transition to boat ownership. The buying guide to 84 of the more...


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...


The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Fourth Edition

by John Rousmaniere & Mark Smith

Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in...


Principles of Yacht Design

by Lars Larsson & Rolf Eliasson

"This book is deeply fascinating...a must." -- Classic Boat

Principles of Yacht Design is the authority on planning and creating your desired yacht. Inside you will find all the essentials, including:

  • Design...


Winging It: ORACLE TEAM USA's Incredible Comeback to Defend the America's Cup

by Diane Swintal, R. Steven Tsuchiya & Robert Kamins

"The design and tactical battles that led to the most exciting America's Cup in history are laid out in meticulous detail in Winging It: Oracle Team USA's Incredible Comeback to Defend The America's Cup. Written...


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...


The Essential Knot Book: Knots, Bends, Hitches, Whippings and Splices

by Colin Jarman

"The book is just what it claims to be, all the essentials. Just what you need to know, done up in a neat handy package ready to put on board." -- SAILING

THE ESSENTIAL KNOT BOOK covers all the bends, hitches,...