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The Complete Day Skipper

by Tom Cunliffe

The Complete Day Skipper is a totally practical hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper's growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under power,...


Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors - Tales of 1812

by James Barnes

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Ancient and Modern Ships - Part I. Wooden Sailing-Ships

by George C. Holmes

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Two Years Before the Mast - A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

by R. H. Dana

A detailed, almost daily, record giving an accurate and authentic narrative of over two years in the life of a common sailor before the mast in the American merchant service of the early 1800s. The book is written...


The Ingenious Life of Melbourne Smith: One Man's Revival of Historic Sailing Vessels

by Paul Wood & Curt Carpenter

In 1976 a team of hand-tool shipwrights and a blacksmith, working with raw materials on a bare public lot, re-created a fully functional Baltimore clipper. The feat was like bringing a woolly mammoth back to...


Fair Wind and a Following Sea

by Anthony (Jo) Johansen

Born in Bristol, England, Anthony (Jo) Johansen grew up with the sea. His love of ships and sailing led him to a fascinating life in the British Merchant Navy. This book is filled with his adventures, as he...


The Field Guide to Knots: How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits

by Bob Holtzman

A Fasten-ating Guide to Knots for Every Adventure!

The perfect knot can make any job quicker, easier, and safer—whether you need to build a shelter, tether a horse, rappel down a cliff, or moor a boat. In...


The Box Wine Sailors: Misadventures of a Broke Young Couple at Sea

by Amy McCullough

The true story of a young couple who quit their jobs and set sail for a year on the ocean with no boating experience

Amy and Jimmie were not sailors and their experience on the seas included reading a few books,...


Reeds Ocean Handbook

by Bill Johnson

In the bestselling style of the Reeds Handbook series, Reeds Ocean Handbook follows on from Reeds Skipper's Handbook for skippers or crew planning to venture further afield. Complimenting the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster...


Ultimate Classic Yachts

by Nic Compton

Former Classic Boat editor Nic Compton has spent over 20 years sailing and photographing classic yachts, and this is the culmination of his decades-long passion - a stunning collection showcasing the 20 most...


Mischief in Patagonia

by H.W. Tilman & Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

So I began thinking again of those two white blanks on the map, of penguins and humming birds, of the pampas and of gauchos, in short, of Patagonia, a place where, one was told, the natives' heads steam when...


In the Wake of Heroes

by Tom Cunliffe

Tom Cunliffe is one of the biggest names in the sailing world ? an internationally renowned journalist and speaker, and the go-to guru when the BBC wants a presenter for a new TV series about maritime interests....


The New Encyclopedia of Knots

by Derek Avery

A new reference book that includes knots, turns, bends and hitches together with decorative knots, plaits, sennits and mats.


Safe Skipper

by Simon Jollands & Rupert Holmes

Whether out for an afternoon's sail or embarking on a long offshore passage, there is always an element of chance and uncertainty about being at sea. To be responsible for the wellbeing of both crew and vessel,...


The Yacht Owner's Manual

by Andy Du Port

Owning a boat involves sailors developing a whole new skill set and taking on a raft of new responsibilities, but this essential handbook takes the stress out of what should be an enjoyable, rewarding next step,...


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....


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...