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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 Auld Mug: The Scots and The America's Cup

by Len Paterson

In the spring and summer of 2007, off the coast of Valencia, the 32nd challenge for the America's Cup was sailed; possibly yachting's oldest continuously contested trophy, and often referred to in the purple...


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...


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...


The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages

by Bloomsbury Publishing

The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages is a first - annotated illustrations arranged by topic allow quick communication when something goes wrong abroad.

Centred around clear, full colour, annotated diagrams...


The Pacific Crossing Guide

by Bloomsbury Publishing

The Pacific Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to seasonal...


The Dinghy Cruising Companion

by Roger Barnes

‘You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a...


Reeds Maritime Flag Handbook

by Miranda Delmar-Morgan

The use of flags afloat and in most maritime situations is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea whether for commerce or pleasure.

This handy pocket-sized guide is the perfect on-board reference to...


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...


Addicted to Adventure

by Bob Shepton

Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar....