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Illustrated Seamanship

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by Dedekam, Ivar
Today, yachts are often equipped with electrical windlasses, autopilot, bow thrusters, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without much knowledge of seamanship. However, as the coastguards in many countries can confirm, more and more yachts require assistance, even when they should be able to reach harbour on their own. In this book you w...
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Illustrated Navigation - Traditional, Electronic & Celestial Navigation

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by Dedekam, Ivar
Today, yachts are often equipped with radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without a great knowledge of navigation. However, such equipment can be set up wrongly, interpreted incorrectly, malfunction or lose power. In these circumstances, knowledge of traditional navigation can become extremely important. T...
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Amazing Sailing Stories

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by Durham, Dick
A collection of gripping stories-both ancient and modern-of thrilling adventures at sea. Tales of adventures on the high seas captivate both sailors and those who stand on the shore and gaze out across the oceans. In this original collection of sea stories, edited by veteran writer Dick Durham, the gamut of human experience is mirrored in a world of tragic shipwrecks and sea monsters, epic races and brave...
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The Catamaran Book: Catamaran Sailing from Start to Finish

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by Phipps, Tom
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 first cat, a club sailor looking to improve your results, or a seasoned racer embarking on a higher performance model, expert advice from Tom & Brian Phipps will take your catamaran sailing to the nex...
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First Aid Afloat

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by Roberts, Sandra
The lifesaving guide to treating any accident or sudden illness at sea When someone is injured or becomes ill while on a boat, help may be miles and days away. First Aid Afloat is the onboard guide to taking control of any medical emergency. Illustrated with photo sequences showing exactly what to do, and written in language that is short and simple, this book will allow anyone to act quickly, stabilize the...
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Emergency Companion

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by Winge, Jon
The essential onboard guide to staying afloat and alive at sea--when you run into trouble Written by a respected marine journalist with over thirty years of boating experience, this practical guide offers immediate solutions to any number of problems encountered while at sea. Addressing such dangers as fire; taking on water; running aground; losing power, mast, or rudder; man overboard; becoming lost; and ...
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Jib Trimming - Get the Best Performance and Acceleration Whether Racing or Cruising

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by Marks, Felix
A new, updated edition in full colour. Everything you need to know about trimming the foresail. This book demystifies the black art of jib trimming and focuses purely on this role. Concepts covered range from lift, drag and sail shape to wind changes and sea state, with lots more in between. The guide is full of annotated photographs and diagrams to show you exactly what you are trying to achieve and the us...
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Wind Strategy

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by Houghton, David
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 they come. The first edition of this book was published in 1986, and it has been the go-to wind book for dinghy champions ever since. This new-look fourth edition is fully updated for modern forecast...
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West Country Cruising Companion

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by Fishwick, Mark
Cruise the West Country and discover its delights with this perfect onboard companion. First published in 1988 as West Country Cruising, Mark Fishwick's definitive sailing guide for the ever attractive coastline of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly combines a skilful blend of pilotage and cruising information, enhanced with full colour photography, including many additional aerial views, and a...
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Cockpit Companion

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by Mosenthal, Basil
This is a compact and handy summary of things a skipper and crew may need to know. It covers lights, shapes and sound signals, knots, ropes, engine troubleshooting and much more. With diagrams and illustrations throughout, this quick reference guide will help to keep you safe when out at sea. It is also splash-proof, making it the perfect reference guide to keep onboard.
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New Crew's Companion: The Essential Guide for New Yacht Crews

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by Mosenthal, Basil
Sailing is far more fun if you understand what is going on aboard and can give a hand. And if the weather turns nasty, or things go wrong (which is very rare), then an extra hand can be invaluable. This compact companion contains all the essential information that a new crew needs before stepping aboard: what clothes to bring, what the things on the deck are called, how to start helping with the sails and o...
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Coach Yourself to Win

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by Emmett, Jon
This book covers the twelve fundamental aspects of successful sailing, and 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 is covered: from targets, goal setting and a winning mental attitude to boat handling, strategy and tactics (plus lots more). Handy d...
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Last Voyages: The Lives and Tragic Loss of Remarkable Sailors Who Never Returned

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by Gray, Nicholas
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 and courageous spirit - as it is an account of their tragic final voyages. Included are world-renowned racers, like Eric Tabarly and Rob James, highly experienced cruisers and adventurers, like Pet...
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Tuning to Win

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by Pinnell, Ian
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 improve your boatspeed as a result. Since most races are won or lost by a difference of less than 2% of racing time, you will soon be moving up the fleet. With hundreds of photos and diagrams to illustra...
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First Aid Companion

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by Roberts, Sandra
A concise guide to coping with any medical emergency while at sea Accidents that happen aboard a boat occur miles from professional medical help. First Aid Companion is a life-saving guide for dealing with any onboard medical emergency including drowning, hypothermia, head injuries, heatstroke, fractures, and burns. Offering clear, step-by-step treatments that anyone can follow, this practical guide will ...
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Kitesurfing in the Waves: The Complete Guide

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by Boese, Kristin
Let eight-time world champion kitesurfer Kristin Boese and Christian Spreckels take you to the next level and into the thrill of the waves. Hundreds of dramatic step-by-step action photographs take you into the surf and introduce basic tricks like the cut back and olly, before you move on to more advanced tricks like riding a barrel. Each trick is not only shown with breathtaking photography, but with the a...
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Shark Bytes: Tales of Diving with the Bizarre and the Beautiful

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by Bantin, John
The popular image of sharks is of a dorsal fin cleaving the surface as it rushes to its next kill, but this is a limited caricature. There are over 500 species to choose from, most of whom are far more frightened of humans than vice versa. In this beautiful book, diving veteran John Bantin recounts many tales of his diving with several species of sharks and other marine animals over the last 4 decades. Acco...
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Solent Cruising Companion

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by Aslett, Derek
The Solent is the spiritual home of sailing and one of Britain's most popular sailing spots, offering a varied and interesting cruising ground. In this fully updated third edition, Derek Aslett provides an authoritative companion that helps you make the most of your visit. Centred on Cowes and covering the area from Keyhaven and Yarmouth in the west to Chichester and Bembridge in the east, the Solent Cruisi...
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Amazing Diving Stories - Incredible Tales from Deep Beneath the Sea

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by Bantin, John
This collection of thrilling stories makes for compelling reading for all divers. 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 as well as bravery and triumph. Take the plunge to read about the diver who discovered how to put sharks in a trance and the marine biologist who lost a limb t...
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Amazing Fishing Stories - Incredible Tales from Stream to Open Sea

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by Knight, Paul
A wonderful collection of tales of adventure with rod and line. This eclectic collection includes thrilling battles with monsters of the deep, epic acts of endurance and more poetic pieces on secret spots where legendary fish are said to lurk. There is something for everyone and no expert knowledge is needed to delight in these tales. The stories have an international range and cover all types of fishing fr...
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