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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.

The Complete Sailor, Second Edition

by David Seidman

This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water

"A learn-to-sail book with heart."--WoodenBoat

"A real...

Sailing with Strangers: A Story of Courage, Survival, and Living a Dream

by Charley Hester

In October, 2002 Charley Hester boarded a 46 foot sailboat with five people he had never met, for a 6 month, 15,000 mile voyage around South America by way of the Panama Canal, the Galapagos, Easter Island,...

Why Book Of Sailing

by Scott Welty

The science behind sailboats, told in layman's terms.

Reeds Knot Handbook

by Jim Whippy

All boaters need to have a repertoire of reliable knots and splices

they can call upon in many situations, both on board and at the

dockside. This handy pocket guide, part of the bestselling Reeds Skipper's Handbook...

Desperate Voyage

by John Caldwell

In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama after the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.

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...

The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanship: A Quick-Reference Guide for Sail and Power

by Nigel Calder, John Rousmaniere & Bill Gladstone

Instant answers for your boat handling, navigation, and seamanship questions

The Instant Handbook uses a dynamic new quick-reference format to cover the critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling...

Suddenly Overboard: True Stories of Sailors in Fatal Trouble

by Tom Lochhaas


Rough waters may seem the clear choice to you, but docking on a sunny, calm day can turn just as deadly--all...

Paul Elvstrom Explains Racing Rules of Sailing, 2013-2016 Edition

by Soren Krause

Your comprehensive reference for sailboat racing

Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing has accompanied sailors to regattas since 1965. This new edition of the book--known to all simply as "Elvstrom"...

The Complete Trailer Sailor: How to Buy, Equip, and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats

by Brian Gilbert

A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft

Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing...

Plain Sailing: The Sail-Trim Manual for New Sailors

by Dallas Murphy

By focusing on "wind awareness," Plain Sailing will help all sailorsbetter understand the principles and practice of sail trim-how to adjust sailsso they interact most efficiently with the wind. There is a direct...

Ned Myers, or, a Life Before the Mast

by James Fenimore Cooper

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at...

Little Boat Big Ocean

by Alan Rush

This is the true account of a young man’s journey, sailing his 21 foot, wooden boat single-handed over 7,000 miles. Over a period of seven years, he set off from British Columbia in the spring of 1979 and...

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...

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...

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...

Sailing For Dummies

by J. J. Isler & Peter Isler

Interested in learning to sail but feel like you're navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic...