Cruising & Design

Holiday Selection
A curated selection of our latest and greatest titles just in time for the holidays
by Cornell, Jimmy
8th ed. Cornell has once again fully revised his well-established bible for long-distance cruisers--a bestseller since it first appeared (1987). This comprehensive guide to 1,000-plus ocean routes covers the briny deep from the the Arctic to the Antarctic. Key changes in this edition focus on the effects of climate change, especially on routes vulnerable to shifting weather conditions. Routes influenced by tropical cyclones have been updated to cover the likelihood of less predictable tropical storm seasons. Some information has also been updated to reflect current global weather data used in the most recent edition of "Cornells' Ocean Atlas". Geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors, the eighth edition provides over 6,000 waypoints to assist navigators in planning individual passages. It is the perfect one-stop reference for planning a voyage anywhere in the world.
616 Pages • softcover • 2018
by Cornell, Jimmy & Ivan Cornell
2nd ed. Designed to help distance cruisers plan passages, Cornell's pilot charts provide month-by-month indications of winds and currents--now updated by incorporating satellite-gathered data gathered during the last five years (2011-2016). The second edition includes monthly windgrams for the most sailed ocean routes. Windgrams are a summary of wind direction and strength derived from the individual windroses along a specific ocean route. All oceans are covered; more detail is given for popular cruising areas such as the waters between the Canary Islands, American east coast, and eastern Caribbean, the Pacific from California to Tahiti, and others.
120 Pages • spiral • 2018
by Giesemann, Suzanne
Motivational book for women who want to take on a larger role on board. Addresses fears and self-limiting attitudes, encouraging insight and teaching skills. For sailors and powerboaters. Helps with the transition from passenger to mate or even master.
240 Pages • softcover • 2006
by De Vere, Georgina
A thorough volume packed with advice and thoughtfulness for women considering this life-changing choice. Devere, herself a nautical adventurer, draws on interviews with many women who have "made the leap." Her collection just may encourage others to jump aboard, eyes wide open.
256 Pages • softcover • 2018
by Gibson, Rob
Great tips and pointers on a fundamental subject of good seamanship--sail trim--that are written more for cruisers than racers. Gibson covers all aspects of trim, from the basics to the finer points of setting the spinnaker. Lots of helpful illustrations.
88 Pages • softcover • 2010
by Heikell, Rod
4th ed. Heikell provides first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters. From tips on anchoring, berthing bow- or stern-to, weather, and marinas and other facilities to navigation, popular routes, formalities, and what to expect ashore. This book will prove invaluable to Mediterranean novices and old-hands alike.

186 Pages • softcover • 2018
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by Moran, Wally
Sixteen of the best stories from humorist Wally Moran's contributions to "Cruising World" magazine, whose tongue-in-cheek outlook on life generally--and cruising specifically--shed an amusing light on the trials and rewards of messing around with boats. Whether you are a greenhorn or an old salt, you'll appreciate Moran's honest assessments and bang-on satire.
100 Pages • softcover • 2018
by von Berswordt, Fritze
A strategy consultant and circumnavigator, Fritze von Berswordt helps you balance your need to stay safe with your cruising itinerary. How to assess risk? Take it on or avoid it completely? His advice comes with data on attacks on yachts, risk classifications for global cruising grounds, and security checklists for voyages short and long.
304 Pages • hardcover • 2018
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by Gartside, Paul
These complete, professional building plans for 20 small boats were first published in the British magazine "Water Craft" and are aimed at the amateur builder. Each essay includes helpful tips on boatbuilding technique that first-time builders will appreciate. The projects range from the 8-foot "Child's Rowboat" to the 43-foot "Steel Motor Sailer" (this one may push the limits for a part-time builder!).
200 Pages • softcover • 2018
by Holland, Ron
"Just say yes!" Superyacht designer Ron Holland never let the fact that something hadn't been done before get in his way. This small-town American started his lifelong affair with the boats racing dinghies and went on to win the big international prizes sailing his own designs. A handsome memoir, packed with energy and great photos.
350 Pages • hardcover • 2018
by Whidden, Tom & Michael Levitt
2nd ed. A guide to modern sail technology from the top brass at North Sails. Whidden, who has been Dennis Conner's tactician in several America's Cup campaigns, has completely revised the previous edition to cover new cloths, new technology, and new practices. The book explains the theories behind making a boat move, how sails and their structure and composition can affect boat speed, and many other factors that make a boat go fast...or not.

182 Pages • hardcover • 2016