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Fisherman's Knots & Wrinkles

by W. A. Hunter

Knots are elusive but very important details of the sportsman's, and in particular, the angler's equipment. There are a bewildering variety to choose from but this comprehensive little book describes the essential...

Sailing Made Easy and Comfort in Small Craft

by S. J. Housley

This vintage book is a complete guide to sailing, with chapters on cooking and housekeeping at sea. Written in simple language and profusely illustrated, this volume will be of considerable utility to modern...

The Arts of the Sailor

by Hervey Garrett Smith

In print continuously since it was first published in 1953, ?The Arts of the Sailor? by marine expert Hervey Garrett Smith is one of the finest compendium on the art and skill of rigging ever written. Smith,...

The Cruise of the Snark

by Jack London

The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London. A collection of travel writings from the author of the classic novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang. In 1907, world-renowned writer Jack London, his wife, and two...

Not Child's Play

by Dave Muller

Not Child's Play brilliantly traverses the Muller's nightmare of seven weeks in captivity by Renamo child soldiers, in Mozambique after their yacht runs aground near the  Bazaruto Islands. Plagued by intense...

Three Sheets to the Wind

by Cynthia Barrett

The origins of a remarkable number of everyday words and phrases are anchored in our seafaring past. Three Sheets to the Wind: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions is an entertaining compilation revealing...

Sea Over Bow

by Linda Kenyon

After her marriage of 25 years ended badly, Linda Kenyon was determined to never put herself in the way of a broken heart again. But then she met an extraordinary man, and in an act of great courage -- or foolishness...

The America's Cup

by Alex Ferguson

This book will take you in the sailing world and describe its competitive extremes. Never too technical to be understood, the volume will first provide you with the history of the most important competition...

Sailing in Circles, Goin' Somewhere

by Finley Martin

Not all dreams have happy endings. Sailing in Circles, Goin’ Somewhere is the funny, bittersweet memoir of a Prince Edward Island man who, over seven years, builds a classic 1930s wooden sailboat and, in 2004,...


by Liz Clark & Daniella Manini

True surfers understand that surfing is not a sport, a hobby or even a lifestyle. Instead, it is a path, a constantly evolving journey that directs where you go, how you live, and who you are.

In 2006, Liz Clark...

True Tilt

by Pam Boney

A STORY FOR LEADERS WHO RISE OUT OF CRISIS, EMBARK ON A JOURNEY TOGETHER AND DISCOVER CREATIVE PURPOSE. Four executives, each in a personal crisis of their own making, suddenly find themselves thrown together...

Sailing To Win

by Brett Bowden

Sailing strategies from beginner to winner.

International author, competitive sailor and successful business strategist Brett Bowden shares over 3 decades of wisdom of what it takes to be successful. Brett shares...

A New History of Yachting

by Mike Bender

Shortlisted for the Maritime Foundation's Mountbatten Award 2018

This book, by a leading expert in the field, is the first major history of yachting for over a quarter of a century. Setting developments within...

The Swan and Her Crew

by George Christopher Davies

The Swan And Her Crew - Or The Adventures Of Three Young Naturalists And Sportsmen On The Broads And Rivers Of Norfolk (1889) by George Christopher Davies . 


This is a story of sport and adventure, natural...


by Timothy Jeffery & Ben Ainslie

Whether it is to test the high seas on around-the-world events in the glory of 49er yachts, to cut through choppy coastal waters on a Lazer racing for Olympic Gold or to set team against team in the great cup...

Sailing's Strangest Tales

by John Harding

This fascinating collection of entertaining stories from the seven seas reveals unusual and bizarre sailing trips, vessels and characters, and recounts perilous journeys in freak weather and other legendary...

Mostly Mischief

by H.W. Tilman

Mostly Mischief’s ordinary title belies four more extraordinary voyages made by H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman covering almost 25,000 miles in both Arctic and Antarctic waters.

The first sees the pilot cutter Mischief...

Solo Round Scotland

by Alan Rankin

In April 2006 the author became the first person to single-handedly circumnavigate Scotland by boat and bike. Setting out on this ultimate adventure from Kirkcudbright on the Solway Firth, Alan sailed around...

Ate the Dog Yesterday

by Graham Faiella

The constant dangers that deep-sea sailing ships and sailors of the late 19th century and early 20th centuries faced were numerous and this book recounts the true-life dramas of their perils and misfortunes...

Mischief in Greenland

by H.W. Tilman

‘Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains, forgoing the lingering pleasure and mounting excitement of a slow, arduous approach under his own exertions.’

H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman’s...