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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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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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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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Multihull Seamanship

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by Le Sueur, Gavin
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 catamarans and trimarans and the skills needed to understand and enjoy them to their utmost. Both racing and cruising yachts are catered for, as are trailer-able multihulls.
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Surfing - A Beginner's Guide 3rd Edition

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by Alderson, Alf
Surfing: A Beginner's Guide has been the go-to surf book for beginners since 1996. This third edition, now with the endorsement of Surfing England, takes you through all the vital steps to become a surfer: you will learn where to surf, when to surf and how to surf safely. You will learn the foundations such as choosing the correct equipment, which is essential to make any progress as a beginner; pre-surf pr...
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Knox-Johnston on Seamanship & Seafaring

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by Knox-Johnston, Robin
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 old Merchant Navy Officer. Ten and a half months later he sailed back into Falmouth, the only finisher in the race and the first man to complete a non-stop solo circumnavigation. Since then he has had an ...
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The Restoration Handbook for Yachts - The essential guide to fibreglass yacht restoration and repair

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by Rosello, Enric
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 of the job well done, not to mention the possible cost savings on buying a new yacht, are immense. Nevertheless, it is not something that should be undertaken lightly and without careful consideration. ...
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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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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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Logbook for Cruising Under Sail

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by Mellor, John
This sailor's logbook has received a makeover. Redesigned to appeal to the 21st century sailor, it is fun to use, designed to last a full season and the perfect gift for anyone passionate about sailing. The new design allows space for electronic navigation information and for narrative and it doubles as a visitors' book.
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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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The Foiling Dinghy Book - Dinghy Foiling from Start to Finish

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by Hillman, Alan
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 the exhilaration of ‘flying’. However there is no doubt that it is a challenge to learn to fly a Moth and other designs are being introduced which are easier to sail and provide foiling opportuniti...
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Tactics to Win

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by Craig, Nick
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 course.
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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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Sailing Around Britain - A Weekend Sailor's Voyage in 50 Day Sails 2nd edition

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by Sturgess, Kim
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 around Britain. While many cruising sailors would not contemplate a 1900 nautical mile voyage, he broke the voyage into a series of day sails, making it an achievable ambition for him, largely single-...
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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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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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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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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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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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