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Knox-Johnston On Sailing

by Robin Knox-Johnston Fernhurst Books Limited (August 20, 2010)

A lifetime of reflections on the joys, terrors, and triumphs of sailing?from Britain's greatest yachtsman

The first man to sail solo and non-stop around the world, in 1969, Robin Knox-Johnston instantly became...


Sailing, Yachts and Yarns

by Tom Cunliffe Fernhurst Books Limited (March 29, 2011)

“Nobody captures the magic of sail or conveys the lessons of seamanship like Tom. He’s one of sailing’s great raconteurs.” David Glenn, Editor, Yachting World

Tom Cunliffe, star of BBC TV’s The Boats...


The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

“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....


Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper

by John Kretschmer Sheridan House (March 01, 2003)

The adventure-laden tales of a sailboat delivery skipper, in his own words. Consistently captivating, John Kretschmer's stories are alternately funny and harrowing.


The Long Way

by Bernard Moitessier & William Rodarmor Sheridan House (January 01, 1995)

Bernard Moitessier was in the lead and nearing the finish of the Golden Cup—a solo circumnavigation of the world—when he abandoned the race and set his course for a personal journey that would conclude three...


Sailing the Pacific

by Miles Hordern St. Martin's Press (May 19, 2014)

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 by...


Sloop

by Daniel Robb Simon & Schuster (February 11, 2014)

Now in paperback, Daniel Robb's Sloop proves he "is a craftsman... with words as well as with a hammer, as he constructs a charming tale that both details the technical nature of boatbuilding and captures the...


The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

by John Rousmaniere & Mark Smith Simon & Schuster (May 15, 1989)

Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing.

Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The...


Sailing Fundamentals

by Gary Jobson Touchstone (September 08, 2008)

The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs.

Written by America's foremost instructional authority,...


Love with a Chance of Drowning

by Torre DeRoche Hachette Books (May 14, 2013)

New love. Exotic destinations.

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

What could go wrong? City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with...


Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It

by G. Bruce Knecht Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2013)

G. Bruce Knecht, former reporter for The Wall Street Journaland author of The Proving Ground and Hooked, describes the creation of an outsized yacht in a sweeping narrative centered on the men and women who...


The Way of a Ship

by Derek Lundy Ecco (March 05, 2013)

When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined:...


Moon Fiji

by Minal Hajratwala & David Stanley Moon Travel (May 13, 2019)

Explore the colorful reefs, volcanic canyons, emerald rainforests, and unspoiled beaches of this sparkling archipelago with Moon Fiji. Inside you'll find:

  • Flexible itineraries including four days on Taveuni Island,...


Moon Bermuda

by Rosemary Jones Moon Travel (June 18, 2018)

Impossibly turquoise bays, pink sands, and hibiscus-scented breezes: go with the flow and experience a fantasy come to life with Moon Bermuda. Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic itineraries designed for honeymooners,...


Amazing Surfing Stories: Tales of Incredible Waves and Remarkable Riders

by Alex Wade Fernhurst Books Limited (September 28, 2012)

An eclectic mix of exciting stories every surfer will love 

This eclectic mix has something for everyone, from classic tales of monster waves and epic battles to stories of when life among the breakers goes...


Amazing Diving Stories: Incredible Tales for Deep Beneath the Sea

by John Bantin Fernhurst Books Limited (July 27, 2012)

A collection of thrilling diving stories

There's everything from classic tales of wreck discoveries to encounters with beautiful and bizarre creatures beneath the waves. There are stories of death and disaster...


Ultimate Sailing Adventures: 100 Extraordinary Experiences on the Water

by Miles Kendall Fernhurst Books Limited (October 27, 2009)

Do you dream of sailing around one of the Great Capes? Would you like to cruise up the Amazon or cross the Pacific on a windsurfer? How about competing in the America’s Cup or Volvo Ocean Race? These are just...


Two Years before the Mast

by Richard Henry Dana & Bernard Mayes Blackstone Publishing (December 02, 2010)

Richard Henry Dana referred to this book as "a voice from the sea." Influencing such authors as Conrad and Melville, it has become a maritime classic that has inflicted legions of men with a passion for the...


Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls

by Edward E. Leslie & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

From Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson to Alive! and Adrift, tales of survival have always captivated readers. This powerful collection chronicles the remarkable true stories of real-life maroons,...


Sailing Alone around the World

by Joshua Slocum & Bernard Mayes Blackstone Publishing (September 17, 2012)

Challenged by an expert who said it couldn’t be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. A little over three years...


Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die

by Chris Santella Stewart, Tabori & Chang (November 15, 2012)

Landlubbers joke that sailors are always wanting to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santella takes that life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third installment in his immensely successful...


Moon Jamaica

by Oliver Hill Avalon Publishing (October 22, 2019)

Come for the tropical weather and warm water, stay for the vibrant culture, rich history, and boundless adventure: Escape to the Caribbean with Moon Jamaica. Inside you'll find:

  • Flexible, strategic itineraries...


Celestial Navigation

by David Berson Seahorse (November 20, 2018)

Learnand AppreciateWhat Master Navigators Have Practiced for Centuries in This Hands-on, Friendly Approach.

Celestial navigation, in all its forms, is nearly as old as mankind. Anyone who can master its intricacies...


The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (June 01, 2011)

For thousands of years, we have set out sailing for all kinds of reasons—for battle, for infinite wealth, for the excitement of exploring the unknown, and for escape from the mundane. We have always had a primal...


The Boater's Cookbook

by Sylvia Williams Dabney Skyhorse (June 12, 2018)

Eat well at every meal and enjoy the voyage.

Cooking on a small boat--sail or power--requires special attention few new boaters understand. Sylvia Williams Dabney is a longtime live-aboard sailor with more than...


Asymmetric Sailing

by Andy Rice Fernhurst Books Limited (August 01, 2012)

Feel the need for speed with Asymmetric Sailing

 

Asymmetric sails have revolutionized the sport of sailing but require a special set of skills. Now you can learn the secrets of getting the most from your boat...


The Mirror Book

by Peter Aitken & Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (September 11, 2018)

The Mirror dinghy was a significant factor in the boom of dinghy sailing in the 1960s, introducing thousands to the delights of sailing. While sailing has come a long way since then and there have been a lot...


The Sea is Not Full

by Charles J. Doane Seapoint Books (April 01, 2017)

The Sea Is Not Full is an eclectic personal sailing narrative that mixes accounts of two dramatic boat abandonments and a cruise up a West African river with practical advice on learning to sail, navigation,...


Sailing for Kids

by Tim Davison & Steve Kibble Fernhurst Books Limited (July 14, 2015)

Sailing for Kids is aimed at children aged 8-15 who are taking their first steps into the fantastic world of sailing. Packed full of colour photographs and diagrams, this straightforward and easy-to-understand...


Racundra's First Cruise

by Arthur Ransome Fernhurst Books Limited (March 17, 2015)

Racundra’s First Cruise is Arthur Ransome’s account of Racundra’s maiden voyage, which took place in August and September 1922. The cruise took him from Riga, in Latvia to Helsingfors (Helsinki) in Finland,...


Simple Boat Maintenance

by Pat Manley Fernhurst Books Limited (July 11, 2014)

Simple Boat Maintenance concentrates on the 67 most common boat maintenance jobs. Each is rated for difficulty on a scale of 1-5 and is explained in simple steps with lots of photos and diagrams. No special...


Coach Yourself to Win

by Jon Emmett Fernhurst Books Limited (February 24, 2015)

This book will help you to succeed on the water whether your aim is Club, National, International (or even Olympic) level. With detailed analysis, challenging exercises and useful top tips throughout, everything...


Learn to Sail (enhanced)

by Tim Hore Fernhurst Books Limited (February 09, 2012)

Get afloat and start having fun with step-by-step advice, photo sequences and diagrams. This jargon-free guide allows complete novices to get out on the water with the minimum of fuss. One- and two-person dinghies...


VHF Afloat

by Sara Hopkinson Fernhurst Books Limited (November 14, 2008)

VHF Afloat explains how to use your VHF DSC radio. It covers licensing the equipment and gaining the operator certificate, and then takes you through each type of call. Each procedure is clearly illustrated...


Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road

by Paul Boissier Fernhurst Books Limited (July 03, 2018)

Collisions are expensive! Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water. Leisure boaters, as...


The Sailor's Book of Weather

by Simon Keeling Fernhurst Books Limited (April 11, 2008)

Introducing key principles that influence the weather, this guide gives sailors the tools to forecast from observations and the available information. Wind, clouds and weather patterns are all covered, arming...


The Laser Book

by Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (September 12, 2017)

The Laser is the world’s most popular adult dinghy and comes with three rigs: Standard (used by men at the Olympic games), Radial (used by women at the Olympic games) and 4.7 (used by young people moving up...


Wind Strategy

by David Houghton & Fiona Campbell Fernhurst Books Limited (September 13, 2016)

The wind powers everything a sailor does and this book will help you to understand it. As a result you will be more prepared for your race, able to anticipate changes in the wind better and know what to do when...


Rigging

by Danilo Fabbroni Fernhurst Books Limited (April 09, 2008)

Rigging covers every aspect of standing and running rigging on a boat. The book explains the various options and materials with clear illustrations and photographs. An easy step-by-step guide, you will learn...


Diesel's Afloat

by Pat Manley Fernhurst Books Limited (April 04, 2007)

Diesel engines are installed in just about every yacht and in most large motorboats. This book explains how to prevent problems, troubleshoot and make repairs using safe techniques. It will help you save money...


Essential Boat Electics

by Pat Manley Fernhurst Books Limited (March 04, 2014)

Essential Boat Electrics removes the mystique of boat electrics. It shows you how to carry out many electrical jobs on-board properly and safely. Included are tutorials, from using a multimeter and wiring and...


First Aid Afloat

by Sandra Roberts Fernhurst Books Limited (October 22, 2010)

Aimed at the novice first-aider, this book is intended to be used at the time of the accident or illness. Each topic is designed to be read at a glance: the language kept short and simple and, where appropriate,...


The First Indian

by Dilip Donde Fernhurst Books Limited (April 05, 2016)

An engrossing narrative of one man’s struggle to achieve his dream against all odds, this is both a fast-paced adventure and a telling commentary on how heroes are often made despite the system they operate...


Tuning to Win

by Ian Pinnell & Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (September 13, 2016)

For most sailors, boat tuning may seem a mystery understood only by sailmakers and the like. In this book, sailor, chandler and championship winner, Ian Pinnell, unravels this daunting subject and will help...


The Topper Book

by Dave Cockerill & John Caig Fernhurst Books Limited (September 26, 2014)

The Topper is a brilliant boat – just under 50,000 have been sold and thousands of people learn the basic skills in Toppers every year. This is the only book which shows you how to rig, sail and race – right...


Sail Smart

by Mark Chisnell Fernhurst Books Limited (November 16, 2012)

Learn how to sail faster, make the right calls and win races. On-board instruments present modern sailors with a wealth of information. This book explains what the numbers really mean, and turns this information...


Tactics to Win

by Nick Craig Fernhurst Books Limited (March 06, 2018)

Unless you have unbeatable boatspeed, tactics are vital to winning sailboat races. Multi-champion, Nick Craig, shows you how to develop a strategy and what tactics to adopt on every leg and at every mark of...


The Catamaran Book

by Brian Phipps & Tom Phipps Fernhurst Books Limited (March 07, 2017)

A well-rounded guide covering the techniques and skills needed to succeed in catamaran sailing, for those starting out through to those striving for championship wins. Whether you are a youngster choosing your...


Racing: A Beginner's Guide

by John Caig & Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (April 20, 2007)

This book will give a flying start to your competitive sailing career. Whatever class of boat you sail and whatever your experience, these principles will ensure you are at the front of the fleet and better...


Quality Time?

by Mike Peyton Fernhurst Books Limited (March 14, 2017)

Published to celebrate the life of Mike Peyton, ‘the world’s greatest yachting cartoonist’, this second edition features personal tributes from some 12 other successful and well-known sailors (including...