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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...

Be Your Own Boat Surveyor

by Dag Pike Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to:

- quickly assess a potential purchase for...

The Anatomy of Sail

by Nic Compton Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

An encyclopedic compendium of every element of a yacht, this book contains a wealth of information for the aficionado as well as the newcomer, taking apart the sailboat to explore every part of it in depth....

The Dinghy Bible

by Rupert Holmes Bloomsbury Publishing (June 26, 2014)

The Dinghy Bible is the complete, user-friendly, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of dinghy sailing whatever your skill...

Tall Ships Today

by Nigel Rowe Bloomsbury Publishing (July 03, 2014)

Tall ships epitomize the glamour, majesty and romance of the sea. This book Â? supported and endorsed by Sail Training International Â? is a celebration of tall ships today, shining a spotlight on the world's...

The Knot Bible

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (June 25, 2013)

The complete and definitive bible of knots for seafarers.

Featuring all the knots, hitches, bends, splices, whipping and decorative knotwork that you would find on a boat, this comprehensive bible of knots will...

The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (January 02, 2014)

The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages is a first - annotated illustrations arranged by topic allow quick communication when something goes wrong abroad.

Centred around clear, full colour, annotated diagrams...

The Pacific Crossing Guide

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (August 04, 2013)

The Pacific Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to seasonal...

The Dinghy Cruising Companion

by Roger Barnes Bloomsbury Publishing (January 02, 2014)

'You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a...

Reeds Diesel Engine Troubleshooting Handbook

by Barry Pickthall Bloomsbury Publishing (December 27, 2012)

Most diesel engines will develop a problem at some point in their lives, but armed with the right knowledge a skipper needn't worry.

The Reeds Diesel Engine Troubleshooting Handbook is a compact, pocket-sized...

The Gaff Rig Handbook

by John Leather Bloomsbury Publishing (November 11, 2013)

This is the internationally regarded definitive handbook for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing gaff

rigged craft. It provides a fascinating insight into the design, history,

techniques and developments...

Disasters at Sea

by Dag Pike Bloomsbury Publishing (November 01, 2013)

Dag Pike draws on his experience as merchant navy captain, fast boat

navigator and boat safety tester for RNLI lifeboats to focus on a wide

range of disasters at sea. He compiles a wide range of accounts of


The Sea Survival Manual

by Frances Howorth & Michael Howorth Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2013)

The Sea Survival Manual is the definitive book on the subject for anyone aboard a yacht of any size. It is aimed at the yachtsman or seafarer who is likely to proceed to sea out of the sight of land, whether...

The Grab Bag Book

by Frances Howorth & Michael Howorth Bloomsbury Publishing (September 17, 2013)

The purpose of this text is to ensure the survival of skipper and crew in the event of their boat sinking. It features: advice on the essentials to pack into the emergency grab bag for a short or long cruise,...

Reeds Maritime Flag Handbook

by Miranda Delmar-Morgan Bloomsbury Publishing (September 30, 2013)

The use of flags afloat and in most maritime situations is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea whether for commerce or pleasure.

This handy pocket-sized guide is the perfect on-board reference to...

Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

by Mary Blewitt Bloomsbury Publishing (September 21, 2013)

The 12th edition of this bestselling book is proof of the

success of Mary Blewitt's concise and clear style in explaining a

particularly difficult skill, and it has been the bible for many

generations of ocean...

Going Foreign

by Barry Pickthall Bloomsbury Publishing (September 14, 2013)

Many reasonably experienced coastal sailors (and motorboaters) find the

prospect of sailing their boat to the continent appealing yet daunting.

There are so many additional aspects that all need to be taken into...

The Adlard Coles Book of Radar

by Borje Wallin Bloomsbury Publishing (September 12, 2013)

Radar is notoriously tricky to operate and 'read' correctly for

collision avoidance either with the land or with other vessels. But

used by an informed operator it is an immensely valuable navigation

tool - especially...

Eileen Ramsay

by Barry Pickthall Bloomsbury Publishing (September 06, 2013)

Eileen Ramsay was at the centre of a unique period in yachting history, and this wonderful book, featuring her classic photography, celebrates an extraordinary woman and her extraordinary subjects.

Eileen's heyday...

Addicted to Adventure

by Bob Shepton Bloomsbury Publishing (May 08, 2014)

Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar....

The Boat Cookbook

by Fiona Sims Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2014)

For anyone with a tiny galley kitchen and an appetite for fresh, gorgeous food, there's good news: no more tins or bland leftovers aboard.

These fabulous and easy recipes (all using no more than two pots and...

Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide

by Tim Davison Bloomsbury Publishing (May 01, 2014)

The Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide is an at-a-glance reference for dinghy and yacht racers, covering everything they need to know to improve their performance Â? and win. From those in their first year of racing...

The Canals of Britain

by Stuart Fisher Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2013)

Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the...

50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Driving

by Dag Pike Bloomsbury Publishing (August 22, 2013)

This is a book about practical powerboat driving in boats large and small, operating at speeds between 20 and 100 knots. It is about techniques that can only be picked up from experience - practical ways to...

Sailing in Paradise

by Rod Heikell Bloomsbury Publishing (August 05, 2013)

This comprehensive guide to the world of chartering, compiled

by Rod Heikell, shares the

breadth of his knowledge and experience, recommending types of charter,

best types of boat, as well as essential information...

London's Waterways

by Derek Pratt Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2014)

London boasts not only one of the most famous and awe-inspiring rivers of the world, but is also home to beautiful and majestic canals such as the Grand Union and Regents Canal - ever popular with tourists and...

Higher Performance Sailing

by Frank Bethwaite Bloomsbury Publishing (August 04, 2013)

'Monumental!' - Bob Ross, Australian Sailing

High Performance Sailing is

now regarded as the bible of racing sailors and carries a string of

endorsements from high achievers. Since its publication in 1984, racing...

The Rules Book

by Eric Twiname Bloomsbury Publishing (December 22, 2012)

This bestselling pocket-sized racing rules book is unique in covering the rules by race situation. It explains the rules affecting each part of the race course, from the start line, round the marks and on to...

A World of My Own

by Robin Knox-Johnston Bloomsbury Publishing (May 29, 2013)

On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almost

unnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at her

helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili,

paintwork peeling...

The Trouble with Old Boats

by Adrian Morgan Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

Drawn from the best of Adrian Morgan's entertaining columns musing on the world of traditional boats and the joys of building, sailing and working on them, here is his long-awaited bunkside read. Billed as a...

Reeds Weather Handbook

by Frank Singleton Bloomsbury Publishing (January 02, 2014)

The bestselling Reeds Handbooks are hugely popular with boaters on board and at home, and the Reeds Weather Handbook continues in this same tradition. This essential pocket-sized guide equips the reader with...


by Bill Johnson Bloomsbury Publishing (July 05, 2013)

This is a unique, practical, hands-on guide to boat manoeuvring.

Manoeuvring a yacht under engine at close quarters in a marine of close

to other (expensive!) boats can be a daunting prospect for the


World of Peyton

by Mike Peyton Bloomsbury Publishing (September 13, 2012)

Mike Peyton drew his first cartoon in 1942. At the time he was interned in a German prisoner of war camp, and the cartoon appeared in a newspaper run by and for his fellow prisoners. Seventy years later, Mike...

The Barefoot Navigator

by Jack Lagan Bloomsbury Publishing (August 04, 2013)

The Barefoot Navigator is an unusual and fascinating exploration

of the skills of navigation employed by the ancients and transferrable

to the present day. The first half of the book investigates the


Reeds VHF/DSC Handbook

by Sue Fletcher Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2013)

The Reed's VHF DSC Handbook is a user-friendly guide that

gets marine VHF radio users quickly up to speed with both the

analogue and digital functions on the radio. Sue Fletcher's straightforward explanations...

Reeds Knot Handbook

by Jim Whippy Bloomsbury Publishing (August 02, 2013)

All boaters need to have a repertoire of reliable knots and splices

they can call upon in many situations, both on board and at the

dockside. This handy pocket guide, part of the bestselling Reeds Skipper's Handbook...

Mike Peyton's Floating Assets

by Mike Peyton Bloomsbury Publishing (May 22, 2013)

Mike Peyton is the nautical world's best known and much loved cartoonist. For years he has made his mark, contributing witty, well executed and poignantly funny cartoons to the yachting and boating press, poking...

Yachting Monthly's Further Confessions

by Paul Gelder & Mike Peyton Bloomsbury Publishing (May 17, 2013)

There were too many degrading disasters, mortifying mishaps and groan-worthy gaffes for one collection, so following on from Yachting Monthly's Confessions, here is another wonderful collection of humiliating...

Sailing Strategy

by Ian Proctor Bloomsbury Publishing (August 10, 2013)

Sailing Strategy is considered a racing classic. Long out of print, it has champions who have been petitioning hard for its reissue. It is considered the best book ever written on the subject, and presents in...

The Complete RIB Manual

by Dag Pike Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2013)

First built in the 1960s for rescue work, the Rigid Inflatable Boat has revolutionised the marine market. The Complete RIB Manual, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first RIB, is the ultimate...


by Dick Durham Bloomsbury Publishing (June 15, 2013)

Mike Peyton is the world's most famous nautical cartoonist - the Matt or Giles of the sailing world. This is his authorised biography, complete with many of his iconic cartoons, written by Dick Durham - ex Fleet...

Inland Waterways Manual

by Emrhys Barrell Bloomsbury Publishing (August 22, 2013)

There are more than 4000 miles of navigable waterways in Great

Britain, with more in Ireland and Europe. Peaceful canals, bustling

rivers, glorious lakes - there is something for everyone. This book

will tell the...

The Psychology of Sailing for Dinghies and Keelboats

by Ian Brown Bloomsbury Publishing (August 05, 2013)

The Psychology of Racing for Dinghies and Keelboats is an inspirational practical guide to mind training for racing sailors. Aimed at aspiring dinghy sailors as well as yacht racers, the style is light, friendly...

Ever Wonder Why We Do It?

by Mike Peyton Bloomsbury Publishing (September 02, 2013)

Mike Peyton is the nautical world's best known and much loved

cartoonist. For years he has made his mark, contributing witty, well

executed and poignantly funny cartoons to the yachting and boating

press, poking...

Total Loss

by Paul Gelder Bloomsbury Publishing (June 28, 2013)

An enthralling collection of 45 dramatic stories of yachts lost at sea, Total Loss has been a consistent bestseller since first publication. This fascinating new edition carries exciting first-hand accounts,...

Fast Handling Technique

by Frank Bethwaite Bloomsbury Publishing (May 12, 2013)

From the author of the bestselling High Performance Sailing and Higher Performance Sailing comes the first scientific analysis of what makes fast sailors fast. Eschewing the idea that luck or innate talent are...

Sea Fishing

by Jim Whippy Bloomsbury Publishing (September 08, 2013)

Every yachtsman or motorboater has at some point entertained the idea of catching their own supper, but until now there hasn't been a book to guide them through it. This unique handbook fills the gap. Fishing...

The Hitchiker's Guide to the Oceans

by Alison Muir Bennett Bloomsbury Publishing (August 22, 2013)

What better way of travelling the world than by crewing on a yacht? The Hitchiker's Guide to the Oceans is ideal for crew pre-planning, and for skippers seeking crew. It is packed with practical information...

Just Sea and Sky

by Ben Pester Bloomsbury Publishing (August 04, 2013)

This charming account of the voyage of two men in a small boat half way

round the world from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1953 is a rare insight into a time, not long ago, when

sailors had no GPS, electronics, radio...