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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...


Why Book Of Sailing

by Scott Welty

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


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,...


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

WHEN YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO DROWN WHILE BOATING: SAILING ON ROUGH WATERS OR DOCKING ON A SUNNY, CALM DAY?

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"...


A Race Too Far

by Chris Eakin

In 1968, the Sunday Times organised the Golden Globe race - an incredible test of endurance never before attempted - a round the world yacht race that must be completed single-handed and non-stop, going into...


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...


The American Practical Navigator

by Nathaniel Bowditch

This is the best selling boating book ever. 1,000,000 copies sold over 200 years. Everything a marine navigator could possibly need to know. Updated by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency USA Government...


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...


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...


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...


The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboats: Reviews and Comparisons of 360 Boats Under 26 Feet

by Steve Henkel

For the first time ever, a comparative survey of 95 percent of the fiberglass pocketcruising sailboats ever built

Author Steve Henkel has researched hundreds of cruising sailboats less than 26 feet long--pocket...


The Dinghy Bible: The Complete Guide for Novices and Experts

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...


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,...


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...


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...


Boatbuilding Manual, Fifth Edition

by Robert M. Steward & Carl Cramer

Get the latest boatbuilding tips from this updated classic

Since its first publication in 1970, Boatbuilding Manual has become the standard reference in boatbuilding and boat design schools, in the offices of...


The Splicing Handbook, Third Edition: Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes

by Barbara Merry

The only reference devoted entirely to splicing today's ropes

The Splicing Handbook includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern...


Getting Started in Sailboat Racing (EBOOK)

by Adam Cort & Richard Stearns

A complete course in the fundamentals, Getting Started in Sailboat Racing dispels the sport's elite aura and makes racing accessible to any sailor who wants to give it a try. This illustrated manual takes readers...