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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

Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing

This handy-sized book with its signature plastic protest boats has been the most trusted reference for racing sailors at all levels for over 40 years. Written...


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 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 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 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....


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...


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...