A curated selection of our latest and greatest titles just in time for the holidays
by Klann, Magne & Oyvind Bordal
A well-trimmed sailboat is not only faster, it heels less, balances better, and is more comfortable and safe. In addition, wear and load are reduced and expensive gear lasts longer. This excellent guide is well laid out with photographs and illustrations showing how to trim sails and tune rigging to suit all conditions. It will give you a clear understanding of the dynamics of rig and sail and how to get them working together in harmony with the elements.
192 Pages • softcover • 2019
by Evans, Jeremy, Pat Manley & Barrie Smith
2nd ed. This reference is packed with everything you need to know to get the most out of sailing. The authors cover dinghies and yachts, cruising and racing, launching, helming on a trapeze, racing tactics, tides, charts, navigation, anchoring and marina berthing, ropes and flags, boat etiquette and seamanship, safety, emergencies . . . and even more. This revised edition includes updated maps and charts and current information about GPS and new approaches to comunication and first aid at sea.
400 Pages • hardcover • 2019
by Heiney, Paul
Many coastal and lake sailors dream of making an ocean passage but never quite cast off--held back by doubts about their readiness, their boat's seaworthiness, the expense, or the unforeseen. Heiney paints a realistic picture of what to expect out on the briny by drawing on the experiences of other voyagers--sailors from three famous bluewater cruising clubs: the Royal Cruising Club, the Ocean Cruising Club, and the Cruising Club of America. Topics covered by their stories and practical tips range from safety to boat kit and preparation, from budgeting to staying in touch, and from dealing with equipment breakdowns and bad weather to keeping crew healthy and happy.
288 Pages • hardcover • 2019
by Pardey, Lin & Larry Pardey
3rd ed. Lin and Larry Pardey spent more than 47 years sailing together, inspiring thousands of sailors along the way. This compendium of earned and learned advice spells out how they did it in comfort and safety without large cash outlays. Larry is now unable to voyage offshore, but Lin is still cruising. Armed with what she continues to learn while exploring the islands of the Tasman Sea, she has updated and revised this cornerstone publication, adding several new chapters. The new material includes a hard look at the lessons the couple learned while negotiating the stormy waters around Cape Horn.
320 Pages • hardcover • 2019
by Buchan, Alastair
2nd ed. A practical guide that shows you everything you need to know about handling a boat alone or short-handed, from choosing a suitable craft, to passage planning, manoeuvring, sleep management and watch keeping. Lots of photographs and diagrams.
168 Pages • softcover • 2019
by Wells, Duncan
The author of Stress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating presents a precise and accessible guide to navigation. Wells covers basic introductory elements clearly and simply for novices, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced navigators. Using diagrams, quick-reference tables, and step-by-step explanations, he makes reliable navigation perfectly achievable for all-with minimum stress.
160 Pages • softcover • 2019
by Blewitt, Mary
12th ed. This well-known, best-selling book has been revised by Thomas Bergel. Among other changes, this edition substitutes the "Nautical Almanac" for the "Air Almanac" and shows how to construct plotting sheets and advance a line of position for a running fix.
72 Pages • softcover • 2011
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by Berson, David
Berson's approach combines both the modern and the traditional. He simplifies the math and provides clear instruction and approach, including real-life anecdotes to illustrate his point.
224 Pages • hardcover • 2018
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by Dedekam, Ivar
3rd ed. Today's new yachts carry radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, and other electronics that make long offshore passages possible for those without a deep knowledge of navigation. That's great--until they stop working. Dedekam's book covers all bases, teaching you to navigate with traditional tools--compass, log, and plotter--as well as GPS, radar, chart plotter, and even basic celestial navigation. Each method is explained using detailed illustrations and examples, making this a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide.
84 Pages • softcover • 2017
by Weems And Plath
Provides the essential navigation instruments required for basic navigation. Kit includes one of each of the following: Weems Protractor, 15-inch Parallel Rule, 6-inch Matte Nickel Divider with fixed points, #2 pencil, pencil sharpener & instructions in a plastic pouch. Lifetime warranty.
by Blackwell, Capt. Alex & Capt. Daria
3rd ed. Well organized, well illustrated, the authors help to find a combination of tackle and technique best suited for your circumstances when anchoring your vessel. By outlining how different anchors work, the pluses and minuses of different adjunctive pieces of equipment, the current thinking about how to deploy this equipment, and how to select an anchorage.
366 Pages • softcover • 2019