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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...


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...


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...


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...


Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner

by Pat Manley Fernhurst Books Limited (April 14, 2008)

The modern sailor is an electronic navigator. New boats come stacked with GPS, chartplotters and radar, on a bewildering array of screens and displays. With this book learn how to navigate using all of these...


Teach Dinghy Sailing

by Gaz Harrison Fernhurst Books Limited (August 14, 2008)

Whether drifting in Optimists or skimming the water in a catamaran, the principles of instruction are the same and the major difficulty is communicating knowledge. This is a step-by-step course in how to teach...


Racing Rules Companion 2017-2020

by Bryan Willis Fernhurst Books Limited (December 06, 2016)

The invaluable on-the-water reference guide to the essentials of the racing rules, updated for the latest 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. Every racing sailor should have a copy! The book summarises the basic...


Golden Lily

by Lijia Xu Fernhurst Books Limited (March 01, 2016)

The fascinating autobiography from Asia’s first ever dinghy sailing gold medallist. Learning to sail and becoming a full-time athlete at just 10 years old, Lijia Xu was taken away from her parents and enrolled...


The Foiling Dinghy Book

by Alan Hillman Fernhurst Books Limited (March 06, 2018)

Since the development of the International Moth into a fully foiling dinghy there has been an explosion in the popularity of the class with some of the world’s top sailors competing in it and many others enjoying...


Helming to Win

by Nick Craig Fernhurst Books Limited (February 24, 2015)

This book will help you make the transition from weekend racer to world champion. Covering everything from where to look and getting ‘in the groove’ to mental approaches and championship sailing, you will...


Knot Know-How

by Steve Judkins & Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (August 25, 2003)

This beautiful full-colour book covers knots, splices and whippings. It begins with the ten knots everyone should know. The other knots are grouped by use so that if, for example, you want to make a loop you...


The Restoration Handbook for Yachts

by Enric Rosello Fernhurst Books Limited (April 24, 2018)

Restoring a fibreglass yacht is not something for the faint-hearted, even if you don’t intend to do all the work yourself (you still need to understand the processes to be gone through). But the satisfaction...


Team Racing Companion

by Chris Atkins Fernhurst Books Limited (May 02, 2014)

Team racing is great for fast, fun and different sailboat racing. It helps develop some key skills for future racing success. This handy companion tells you everything a sailor and coach need to know to enjoy,...


Pencil, Paper and Stars

by Alastair Buchan Fernhurst Books Limited (March 14, 2008)

Today’s sailors rely on GPS for position finding and passage making. But what happens if your electronic navigation systems fail?_x000D_ This book provides you with simple, practical, get-you-home navigation...


Multihull Seamanship

by Gavin Le Sueur Fernhurst Books Limited (March 20, 2018)

This is an A-Z of seamanship skills for multihull sailors. There are many textbooks on the market which detail general seamanship principles. This is not one of them. Multihull Seamanship is about sea-going...


The Rules in Practice 2017-2020

by Bryan Willis Fernhurst Books Limited (December 06, 2016)

The racing rules bible, completely updated for the latest 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. You don’t have to know all the rules off by heart, but you do need to know your rights and obligations on the water...


Last Voyages

by Nicholas Gray Fernhurst Books Limited (January 06, 2017)

Looking back at the lives and sailing careers of some of our lifetime’s finest yachtsmen, this collection of eleven original, moving accounts is just as much a celebration of the good – tales of hope, achievement...


Racundra's Third Cruise

by Arthur Ransome Fernhurst Books Limited (May 08, 2018)

Most people know of Arthur Ransome, the author of the classic children’s sailing tale, Swallows & Amazons, and many other books in the same series. But besides his exciting tales of children on the water there...


Yachting Monthly's Expert Sailing Skills

by Tom Cunliffe Fernhurst Books Limited (April 13, 2012)

Become a better yachtsman with the help of Tom Cunliffe and Yachting Monthly. There are plenty of sailing and seamanship skills that don't feature on the syllabus of even the most advanced official sailing course...


Knox-Johnston on Seamanship & Seafaring

by Robin Knox-Johnston Fernhurst Books Limited (June 12, 2018)

On 14th June 1968 Robin Knox-Johnston set sail from Falmouth to take part in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race – the first, non-stop, single-handed sailing race around the world. He was an unknown 29-year...


The Crew's Pocketbook

by Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (January 19, 2018)

The ideal companion for anyone new to sailing, or those looking to remind themselves of the essential skills. Written in a friendly and approachable way, it assumes no nautical knowledge and uses diagrams and...


A Wild Call: One Man's Voyage in Pursuit of Freedom

by Martyn Murray Fernhurst Books Limited (October 10, 2017)

Martyn Murray was finding modern life, with all its restrictions and controls, suffocating. Following years of soul-searching, his father's death triggered him into opening the old logbooks and charts to retrace...


Sailing Around Britain: A Weekend Sailor's Voyage in 50 Day Sails

by Kim Sturgess Fernhurst Books Limited (October 03, 2017)

Kim Sturgess was a weekend sailor: he enjoyed club racing and several brief sailing holidays, but had never attempted a substantial expedition. Reaching the age of fifty focused the mind and he decided to sail...


Be Your Own Sailing Coach: 20 Goals for Racing Success

by Jon Emmett Fernhurst Books Limited (March 07, 2008)

The ultimate self-learning guide to sailboat racing

In this practical self-coaching guide for the serious racing buff, veteran sailing coach Jon Emmett explains how anyone can improve his or her sailing technique...


The Mirror Book: Mirror Sailing from Start to Finish

by Peter Aitken & Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (June 13, 2008)

The Mirror is one of the UK’s best-loved dinghies. This book teaches you how to sail and race one and how to get the best out of it.

 The Mirror dinghy is a British sailing icon and continues to evolve, keeping...