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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....


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 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,...


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:...


Celestial Navigation

by David Berson Seahorse (November 20, 2018)

Learn—and Appreciate—What 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...


52 positive thoughts To Become An Elite Athlete

by Alain Ruiz & Agnès Ruiz Arra Editions (December 18, 2018)

Citius, Altius, Fortius , in other words, "Faster, Higher, Stronger" Positive thoughts are essential to succeed in high-level sport. This guide is there to help you on a daily basis to surpass you, to give...


Marine Knots

by Patrick Moreau & Jean-Benoit Heron Harper Design (April 03, 2018)

Learn to master dozens of knots essential for boating and all water activities with this innovative illustrated guide.

Packed with helpful step-by-step instructions and beautifully detailed illustrations, Marine...


Sailing Acts

by Linford Stutzman Good Books (October 01, 2006)

          For those who love sailing and you-are-there travel literature. Also for those who enjoy studying the life and times of the Apostle Paul. But definitely for those who love adventure, or at...


A Seaman's Book of Sea Stories

by Desmond Fforde Accent Press (December 20, 2012)

An attraction that can't be ignored. A spoilt little rich girl. A rough ex-soldier. When Callie Frobisher and Paul Mason are stranded after their plane crashes, the mismatched couple are forced into battling...


The Motion of the Ocean

by Janna Cawrse Esarey Touchstone (June 02, 2009)

Choosing a mate is like picking house paint from one of those tiny color squares: You never know how it will look across a large expanse, or how it will change in different light.

Meet Janna and Graeme. After...


Raiders and Rebels

by Frank Sherry HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

I he most authoritative history of piracy, Frank Sherry's rich and colorful account reveals the rise and fall of the real "raiders and rebels" who terrorized the seas. From 1692 to 1725 pirates sailed the oceans...