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Knox-Johnston On Sailing

by Robin Knox-Johnston

A lifetime of reflections on the joys, terrors, and triumphs of sailing?from Britain's greatest yachtsman

The first man to sail solo and non-stop around the world, in 1969, Robin Knox-Johnston instantly became...

Sailing, Yachts and Yarns

by Tom Cunliffe

“Nobody captures the magic of sail or conveys the lessons of seamanship like Tom. He’s one of sailing’s great raconteurs.” David Glenn, Editor, Yachting World

Tom Cunliffe, star of BBC TV’s The Boats...

The Caiad

by Carroll J. Savage

"The Caiad" is structured around a decade-long around-the-world voyage in a sailboat undertaken in his fifties by a novice sailor who brings his family with him and learns along the way about boats, sailing...

Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper

by John Kretschmer

The adventure-laden tales of a sailboat delivery skipper, in his own words. Consistently captivating, John Kretschmer's stories are alternately funny and harrowing.

The Long Way

by Bernard Moitessier & William Rodarmor

Bernard Moitessier was in the lead and nearing the finish of the Golden Cup—a solo circumnavigation of the world—when he abandoned the race and set his course for a personal journey that would conclude three...

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 by...


by Daniel Robb

Now in paperback, Daniel Robb’s Sloop proves he “is a craftsman… with words as well as with a hammer, as he constructs a charming tale that both details the technical nature of boatbuilding and captures...

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

by John Rousmaniere & Mark Smith

Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing.

Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The...

Sailing Fundamentals

by Gary Jobson

The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs.

Written by America’s foremost instructional authority,...

Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It

by G. Bruce Knecht

G. Bruce Knecht, former reporter for The Wall Street Journaland author of The Proving Ground and Hooked, describes the creation of an outsized yacht in a sweeping narrative centered on the men and women who...

The Way of a Ship

by Derek Lundy

When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined:...

Amazing Surfing Stories: Tales of Incredible Waves and Remarkable Riders

by Alex Wade

An eclectic mix of exciting stories every surfer will love 

This eclectic mix has something for everyone, from classic tales of monster waves and epic battles to stories of when life among the breakers goes...

Amazing Diving Stories: Incredible Tales for Deep Beneath the Sea

by John Bantin

A collection of thrilling diving stories

There's everything from classic tales of wreck discoveries to encounters with beautiful and bizarre creatures beneath the waves. There are stories of death and disaster...

Ultimate Sailing Adventures: 100 Extraordinary Experiences on the Water

by Miles Kendall

Do you dream of sailing around one of the Great Capes? Would you like to cruise up the Amazon or cross the Pacific on a windsurfer? How about competing in the America’s Cup or Volvo Ocean Race? These are just...

Asymmetric Sailing

by Andy Rice

Feel the need for speed with Asymmetric Sailing


Asymmetric sails have revolutionized the sport of sailing but require a special set of skills. Now you can learn the secrets of getting the most from your boat...

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...

Our Nine Year Honeymoon

by Geoff Titterton

It was 1987 when the idea of sailing away into the sunset became a lot more than just a dream. I had spent my whole career enjoying my work as a TV cameraman, lighting director, and technical coordinator with...

A Woman's Guide to the Sailing Lifestyle

by Thomas Desrosiers

A chance sailing trip with a friend from work led me to wonder if I could learn to sail. After all, Im a woman, and the sailing world seems to favor men. I am not athletic; I didnt grow up in a family where...

Cockeyed Optimist

by Jeffrey Dean Fogel

Meet Bryn, the self-proclaimed unluckiest girl in the world. She lives for sailboat racing, but doesnt own a boat. She has friends, but none who arent crazy. Her Dad hates his job. Her Mom hates anything fun....

Boat Bum

by Capt. Flash

This is not a story about someone who grew up around boats and made a miraculous voyage across open oceans. (Think Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebie, Ballentine 1991.) Actually this is a story about an older burned...