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Sea Charts of the British Isles

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by John Blake
The Sea Charts of the British Isles takes the reader on a circumnavigation of 'these sceptred isles', as Shakespeare referred to them, to explore through various charts this multitude of sea ports, fishing and commercial harbours, naval bases and dockyards, and sea-side havens, that have supported local life, and defended and imported for the populace at large.
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SOLAS - Safety of Life at Sea: Consolidated Edition 2014, English translation

The SOLAS Consolidated Edition 2014 is an essential reference for maritime administrations, ship manufacturers, owners and operators, shipping companies, education institutes and all others concerned with requirements of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
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The Dinghy Bible: The Complete Guide for Novices and Experts

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by Holmes, Rupert
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 level.
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Team Racing Companion

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by Chris Atkins
Team racing is great for fast, fun and different sailboat racing. It helps develop some key skills for future racing success, including starting, boat control in close manoeuvres, boat handling and boat-on-boat tactics. This handy companion tells you all you need to know about team racing. Whether it be 2-, 3- or 4-boat; in Optimists; two-man dinghies or keelboats, everything is covered. Chris Atkins has di...
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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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Cockpit Companion

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by Basil Mosenthal
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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RYA GO Cruising (G42)

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by Claudia Myatt
Covers all the essentials required to help young people become interested and valuable members of crew on both sail and power cruising yachts. For children aged 7 - 12. Foreward by Tom Cunliffe.
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East Coast USA - Superyacht Services Guide 2019/20

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by Superyacht Publications
This guide covers areas from Florida to Southwest Harbor in Maine, including Bermuda and The Bahamas.
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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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Understanding a Nautical Chart - A Practical Guide to Sea Navigation

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by Paul Boissier
We all rely on charts to navigate at sea – but are we missing essential information? A mass of data is included on each chart and deciphering the many symbols and abbreviations can be complicated. The accuracy of some charted depths can be trusted entirely while others should be treated with caution. This book will tell you where to find and how to understand this vital knowledge.
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Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road - The Essential Guide to the COLREGs Second edition

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by Boissier, Paul B.
Collisions are expensive! Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water. This book is aimed at both yachtsmen and professional mariners. It is updated for the latest COLREGs and amendments. Paul Boissier explains the intention of each rule and how it should be applied when at sea. It is the pe...
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Knots and Splices

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by Judkins, Steve
This beautifully illustrated and very popular book covers the commonly used knots & splices. In colour, it clearly illustrates how to tie each knot through the use of clear, sequential diagrams and a step by step approach. It covers the ten knots which everyone should know and many other useful knots, detailing the use and benefits of each. It tells you how to choose the right rope for the job and illustrat...
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Rigging

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by Danilo Fabbroni
Everything you wanted to know about the mysterious art of rigging but were afraid to ask. Rigging covers every aspect of standing and running rigging on a boat, explaining the role of every part and how they influence eachother. Easy step--by--step guides explain how to choose and fit your equipment before going on to describe how to tune your rig to achieve better performance. Alternate configurations are ...
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Sailing for Kids

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by Davison, Tim
Sailing for Kids is aimed at children aged 8-15 who are taking their first steps into the fantastic world of sailing. Packed full of colour photographs and diagrams, this straightforward and easy-to-understand guide is the perfect introduction to the sport. It is based on the Optimist dinghy, which is the most popular children's sailing dinghy worldwide, and endorsed by the UK Optimist Class Association. To...
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The Boat Drinks Book: A Different Tipple in Every Port

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by Sims, Fiona
'Complete novice or know-all, you'll love this stunning book. An essential boater's companion, it will certainly have a place on my boat on the Amalfi coast'
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IMDG Code, 2018 Edition (inc. Amdt 39-18) 2 volumes

The IMDG Code has undergone many changes over the years, in both format and content, in order to keep up with the rapid expansion of the shipping industry. Amendment 38-16 includes revisions to various sections of the Code and to transport requirements for specific substances. It was adopted by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its ninety-ninth session in May 2018.
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The Sailing Bible

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by Barrie Smith
Sail with the experts! The Sailing 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 your sailing at whatever level. Whether you are a dinghy or yacht sailor just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this is the book that will give you all the answers you are looking f...
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40 Knots and How to Tie Them

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by Davidson, Lucy
A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of tying knots. The next title in Pavilion's exciting new series for adventurers, this book follows on from the success of 50 Things to Do with a Penknife. The book features step-by-step instructions on how to tie 40 fundamental knots, and then shows you how your new skills can be transformed into a selection of practical and decorative pro...
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Reeds Splicing Handbook

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by Polman, Jan-Willem
For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master - and also fun to do. See why splices are better - and stronger - than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-...
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IAMSAR Manual: Volume I, 2019 Edition

Jointly published by IMO and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the three-volume International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR) provides guidelines for a common aviation and maritime approach to organizing and providing search and rescue (SAR) services.
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