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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...


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 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...


How to Sail a Boat

by Matt Vance

To sail a boat is a magical, and sometimes mystical, experience. The sailor is free from the cares of life on land, entirely absorbed in the enterprise of moving a craft across the water. For the uninitiated,...


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 Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom

by Stephan Brennan

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails....


Spurr's Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat

by Dan Spurr

Is your boat ready to go cruising?

Just about every sailboat-used and new-can make a good cruiser, but only if the hull-deck structure, rig, and systems meet certain standards. Spurr's Guide to Upgrading Your...


Cabo Trafalgar in the Moonlight: Pen & Sail: My Life with Dudley Pope

by Kay Pope

Kay Pope goes beyond a simple description of life as wife and confidant of a famous author sailor, and captures the atmosphere and idiosyncrasies of the places they visited and lived, along with the humanity...


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.


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,...


Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch: A Guide to Curious Nautical Knowledge for Landlubbers and Sea Lawyers Alike

by Frank Lanier

Was the Titanic doomed because of its name? Can you really "swallow the anchor"?

Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch is a collection of unusual, nautical-based phrases and trivia tidbits for Jack Tars* and landlubbers**...


Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

by Mary Blewitt

There is deep mystery and profound satisfaction in finding your position on earth by reference to the sun, moon, and stars--not to mention profound relief when the GPS receiver stops working in mid-passage....


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...


Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing, Sixth Edition

by Peter Bruce

The seamanship classic you should have on-board when sailing in rough weather

Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing provides you with expert advice for when you venture out of sight of land, whether for racing...


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...


Your First Sailboat: How to Find and Sail the Right Boat for You

by Daniel Spurr

The Comprehensive Sailing Start-Up Resource

  • Can a keelboat tip over?
  • Can I take a centerboard boat onto open water?
  • How can I determine what boat I want?
  • Once I do, what's a fair price to pay for it?
  • Should...