Boathandling & Seamanship

MPS154
$28.00 $40.00  
Hardcover, Alison Noice, 256pages, 7 x 0.8 x 10, ISBN: 9781472925497
Yachtmaster for Sail and Power  is a major reference book that has proved invaluable for the many sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course. This highly respected and refreshingly practical study guide covers the whole syllabus in detail, illustrated throughout...
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WIL079
$17.48 $34.95  
Paperback, Tom Cunliffe, 184pages, 8.5 x 0.7 x 11.8, ISBN: 9781119951292
Improve a wide range of sailing skills with this highly illustrated guide Popular sailing author Tom Cunliffe teaches sailors how to improve a vast range of sailing skills, from dropping anchor to fixing an engine or using onboard electronics. Each chapter deals with a specific skill and is...
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SIM284
$29.00  
Flex, Kevin Falvey & Boating Magazine, 224pages, 7.5 x 9.5, ISBN: 9781681880457
If you spend some serious time (or want to start spending serious time) on the water, this is the book you need. Whether you’re actively chasing trophies in a bass boat, or prefer a lazy afternoon in a pontoon, the  Total Boating Manual  has everything for the active, passive,...
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FFB122
$29.95  
Paperback, Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley, Barrie Smith, 400pages, 7.5 x 1 x 9.5, ISBN: 9781770850316
"Sailing is a popular sport and this book is a very comprehensive treatment of the subject.... This reviewer was impressed by the constant stress the authors place on safety at sea. Photographs always show sailors in appropriate yachting safety gear and almost every paragraph mentions some...
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INT466
$21.00  
Paperback, John Vigor, ISBN: 9780071808286
The only rules-of-thumb compendium for boaters, updated with 45 new entries to delight, entertain, and most importantly, inform. These are tried and tested rules of thumb--the distilled essence of centuries of seafaring experience--providing succinct answers to the questions most-asked by...
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SKY073
$16.95  
Hardcover, Stephan Brennan (Editor), 224pages, 5 x 7, ISBN: 9781628737622
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” --Mark Twain It’s telling that...
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ACB152
$14.00  
Paperback, Dave Selby, 112pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781472944849
The Impractical Boat Owner  is the remedy that cures our modern overdose of writing about expensive shiny new sailboats, sailing self-improvement, the quest for the best charter, and practical boating skills. It is a book with no practical purpose whatsoever. It won't make you a better...
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PAR030
$19.95  
Paperback, Frances & Michael Holworth, 96pages, 8.2 x 6, ISBN: 9780939837533
The purpose of this text is to ensure the survival of skipper and crew in the event of their boat sinking. . It features: advice on the essentials to pack into the emergency grab bag for a short or long cruise, hot or cold climate, coastal or offshore trip; flowcharts to prioritize abandon ship...
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ACB154
$40.00  
Hardcover, Tom Cunliffe, 320pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 9781472943439
In this fully revised and up-to-date 9th edition of  The Complete Yachtmaster , Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern offshore cruising in one volume, including the characteristics of a good captain, the theory and practice of sailing and sail trim, the art of...
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SKY043
$16.95  
Paperback, Twain Braden, ISBN: 9781616082468
The must-have illustrated sailing guide for beginner and expert alike!. An illustrated sailing guide for beginner and expert alike!The Complete Guide to Sailing & Seamanship is the perfect blend of captivating sea stories and essential, basic instructional methods for anyone yearning to...
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MPS155
$40.00  
Hardcover, Tom Cunliffe, 208pages, 10.1 x 0.8 x 7.6, ISBN: 9781472924162
The Complete Day Skipper  is a totally practical, hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper's growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under power, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the...
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SWP063
$49.95  
Paperback, Captain Dave Underill, Stephen J Pavlidis, 234pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9781892399960
The Captain's Guide to Hurricane Holes is a navigational aid designed for yacht and boat captains transiting the waters of The Bahamas and Caribbean. If you are so unfortunate as to find your yacht or boat in the path of an oncoming hurricane, this book will provide advice on the safest...
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INT495
$50.00  
Hardcover, Ralph Naranjo, 544pages, ISBN: 9780071493420
Wind, waves, weather, and water demand the practiced art of seamanship "Planning and reacting to the unanticipated are the flip sides of seamanship. This blending of pre-voyage preparedness with effective on-the-water response is learned rather than inherent--together they define the art of...
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SKY122
$24.99  
Paperback, Grant Headifen, 256pages, 6 x 0.8 x 9, ISBN: 9781944824051
Take the first steps to become certified to charter a boat anywhere in the world. Imagine having the credentials to charter and skipper a boat in the Caribbean—or anywhere in the world. Grant Headifen and the experts at NauticEd have certified thousands of sailors for bareboat skippering...
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MPS131
$25.00  
Paperback, Duncan Wells, 160pages, 6.8 x 0.4 x 9.7, ISBN: 9781472907431
The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, needing to carry out all maneuvers and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring, and mooring skills all have to be carried out both...
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ACB151
$25.00  
Paperback, Duncan Wells, 160pages, 7.5 x 9.5, ISBN: 9781472927828
Does docking or anchoring your boat alone trigger beads of sweat? Are you paralyzed by the thought of boating solo?  Stress-Free Motorboating  is the answer to all single or shorthanded crews' prayers. Profusely illustrated with color step-by-step photographs (and links to...
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PDB011
$18.36 $22.95  
Paperback, Lin & Larry Pardey, 256pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9781929214471
In a storm at sea, luck is highly biased toward the sailor who has a plan. So write Lin and Larry Pardey in this, the third edition of their highly regarded Storm Tactics Handbook . As in the first two editions of this book, they describe their concerns about the tendency of modern sailors to...
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USS032
$25.95  
Paperback, U.S. Sailing Association, ISBN: 9781938915222
A very thorough tutorial, heavily illustrated, of every aspect of modern Powerboating. Covers boat handling, safety, engines, piloting and navigation, trailering, navigation rules. Perfect for the novice powerboater who wants to get it right.
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INT055
$14.50 $29.00  
Paperback, edited by Richard Aarons, 461pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9780071468824
Available to the public for the first time, includes the Coast Guard's approved methods and procedures for every aspect of seamanship, navigation, boat handling, firefighting, search and rescue, surf operations, much more. Heavily illustrated.
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SKY118
$17.99  
Paperback, Grant Headifen, 192pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781944824044
Sail Confidently and Calmly in All Conditions. Sail a small keelboat up to twenty-five feet with ease in all nearshore conditions with this unique book—and start a foundation on which you can build a sailing résumé that will give you the credentials to charter and skipper...
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INT497
 
Paperback, ANDREW EVANS, 320pages, 9.1 x 7.3, ISBN: 9780071836531
The ONLY bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide. Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better....

PDB101
$29.95  
Hardcover, Lin & Larry Pardey, 320pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781929214877
Lin and Larry Pardey’s hugely popular and encouraging book, the Self Sufficient Sailor, has been revitalized and expanded by more than 40%. “This has been an exciting project for me,” said Lin, “especially as I have spent much of the past two years voyaging through the western Pacific on a boat...
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MPS207
$28.00  
Hardcover, John Kretschmer, 288pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781472951625
John Kretschmer is sailing’s practical philosopher--as much a doer as a thinker. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life. Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally terrifying but always inspiring, his deeply personal account is a welcome reminder about the...
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FER122
$18.70  
Paperback, Tim Davison and Steve Kibble, 48pages, 6.7 x 0.2 x 9.4, ISBN: 9781909911260
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,...
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INT465
$25.00  
Hardcover, John Kretschmer, 256pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780071704403
"I know you'll want to read more after you finish   Sailing a Serious Ocean . And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean."   -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF   ROUNDING THE HORN After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the...
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PAR047
$19.95  
Paperback, Ed Mapes, 300pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780939837878
No skipper should ever take a vessel or crew onto the open ocean without the means to cope with the unthinkable, because in an uncontrolled environment we can't know what will go wrong. . Disasters occur because of a cascade of untoward events; the best seamen are able to interrupt this sequence...
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ACB128
$12.50 $25.00  
Paperback, Simon Jollands & Rupert Holmes, 192pages, 6.8 x 0.5 x 9.7, ISBN: 9781472909145
Whether out for an afternoon's sail or embarking on a long offshore passage, there is always an element of chance and uncertainty about being at sea. To be responsible for the well-being of both crew and vessel, good skippers need to know their limitations and ensure they are operating well...
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MPS176
$30.00  
Paperback, Michel Olagnon, 160pages, 6.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781472936219
Rogue waves remain a mystery and a terror to sailors and all travelers of the world's oceans. Long discredited as myths or highly exaggerated recounts by terrified mariners, rogue waves haven't been the subject of serious, in-depth research until now. Bolstered by anecdotes, historical reports,...
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SWP067
$24.95  
Paperback, Drew Frye, 156pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9781948494076
Rigging Modern Anchors demystifies anchoring with today’s modern anchors. Through years of systematic testing, Drew Frye has produced a new benchmark of understanding based on empirical data instead of anecdotal wisdom, passed down from one sailor to the next without proof or deep understanding...
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MPS140
$70.00  
Flex, James Clarke, 408pages, 6 x 1 x 9, ISBN: 9781472917768
Reeds Superyacht Manual , published in association with Bluewater Training, is the first and best reference manual for everyone involved with yachts large and small, under sail or power, from deckhands to skippers and owners. There is extensive coverage for leisure and professional...
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SKY123
$24.99  
Hardcover, Ken Kreisler, 240pages, 6 x 1.1 x 9, ISBN: 9781944824143
Learn How to Choose—and Use—Your First Powerboat, from One of the Country’s Most-Respected Boating Experts. There has never been a better time to buy your first boat. And there is no better person to tell you how than Captain Ken Kreisler. Kreisler, an award-winning...
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INT015
$28.00  
Paperback, Bob Sweet, 170pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9780071468817
What every powerboater needs to know from docking to surviving heavy weather. Discusses every type of drive train including bow thrusters as well as handling every type of hull in any conditions likely to be met. 210 color illustrations.
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WIL044
$21.99  
Paperback, Randy Vance, 368pages, 7 x 9, ISBN: 9780470409565
Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.
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USS001
$24.95  
Paperback, US Sailing, 160pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 1882502868
A concise, up-to-date instruction manual for both coastal and offshore passage making. Includes seamanship, weather, equipment, coping with heavy weather, life aboard while under way, much more. Excellent photos, clear illustrations.
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ACB148
$20.00  
Paperback, David Fairhall, 112pages, 6 x 8, ISBN: 9781472942968
Pass Your Day Skipper teaches sailing and boat-handling theory in a practical seagoing manner, with helpful tips to help smooth your test-taking or sail-handling anxiety. Find out how the wind makes your boat move, or how to find your way using nautical charts. You will also understand the rules...
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WIL077
$29.95  
Paperback, Barry Pickthall, 192pages, 6 x 7.8, ISBN: 9780470697511
New to motorboating? Do you need to learn the basics? Or are you experienced, but wish to broaden your skills and develop your techniques? In either case,  Motorboating  is the perfect book for you. This, step-by-step companion is packed with information and easy-to-follow...
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SKY119
$14.99  
Paperback, Grant Headifen, 136pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781944824068
If you skipper a sailboat, you know the inherent dangers of docking and maneuvering in a tight marina with high winds and current. Just one ding can cost hundreds of dollars and worse than that, major embarrassment. The experts at NauticEd offer a painless solution with this concise series of...
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INT504
$21.00  
Paperback, Barry Lewis, 208pages, 7.8 x 0.6 x 9.3, ISBN: 9780071830881
Sail your very first day on the water Learn to Sail Today  offers a uniquely fun and quick method for beginners to learn exactly what they need to enter the fun and rewarding world of sailing. Written specifically to engage and reassure the uninitiated, this sailing primer covers...
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EVE060
$14.99  
Paperback, DON WATMOUGH, 100pages, 7.5 x 9, ISBN: 9781934707432
The stories in this book remind us that we should learn from the mistakes of others -- we don't live long enough to make them all ourselves. Using humor as his vehicle, veteran sailor Don Watmough follows nautical rookie Skip Murphy's rise from rank beginner to moderately qualified sailor....
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USS034
$17.95  
Paperback, 64pages, 0.2 x 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9780982167687
Learning to sail is part dream, part great instruction, and part hands-on experience. At US Sailing, all of these come together. Learn Sailing Right! Intermediate Sailing is about sailing faster and smarter with greater confidence. As an intermediate sailor, you no longer need to think about how...
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WIL004
$165.00  
Hardcover, Capt. John V. Noel, Jr (retired), 782pages, 65 x 95, ISBN: 471289485
Exhaustive, venerable guide to Shiphandling and seagoing safety covering every aspect of the subject. An indispensable reference.
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PAR035
$14.95  
Paperback, Suzanne Giesemann, 240pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9780939837694
It's Your Boat Too.Commander Suzanne Giesemann draws on her twenty years in the Navy as a commanding officer and leadership instructor to write this empowering guide for women boaters. . Power or sail, if you're just going along for the ride, you are limiting your enjoyment on the water. Suzanne...
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INT222
$38.00  
Paperback, Nigel Calder, et al, 224pages, 6 x 10, ISBN: 9780071499101
A quick reference guide for sail and power. Offers concise instruction in every vital facet of safely operating power and sailboats. Covers navigation, boat handling, anchoring, weather, emergencies, troubleshooting, more.
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FER124
$24.95  
Paperback, Ivar Dedekam, 84pages, 6.8 x 9.5, ISBN: 9781909911567
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...
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PAR028
$19.95  
Paperback, Earl Hinz, 164pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9780939837601
Just as self-steering systems and autopilots have given the offshore seaman another pair of hands to steer the boat, so sea anchors and drogues have provided another means of handling threatening seas. Heavy Weather Tactics: Using Sea Anchors & Drogues is a classic; the last word on a...
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MPS156
$50.00  
Hardcover, Peter Bruce, 320pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 9781472923196
The definitive book for all crews contemplating sea voyages--this new edition includes new information on heavy weather handling and recent heavy weather experiences from around the world. Heavy Weather Sailing  has been regarded as the ultimate international authority on surviving...
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LPL001
$23.00  
Paperback, LARRY L. PRATT, 214pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780996385503
A layman's comprehensive guide to all things affecting fuel usage, the 18 chapters contain ideas, suggestions and projects designed to help any skipper maximize fuel dollars. Not so much a how-to book but rather a you-should-try-this message for the boat owner with average skills. Written by a...
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SHP340
$11.98 $23.95  
Paperback, Matts Djos, 224pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781574092684
This book will appeal to sailors who are interested in learning about some of the most attractive and challenging sailing venues in the American West. It notes how to reach such venues while providing historical, geological, cultural, and meteorological information as well as maps and...
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CMP290
$4.48 $8.95  
Paperback, Richard Henderson, 301pages, 4.5 x 7, ISBN: 9780870334566
Essential Seamanship presents, in abbreviated form, the most important and practical elements of seamanship and nautical knowledge needed by today's small boat skipper. It will serve aboard any vessel as a ready, up-to-date reference of essential information in condensed and simplified form....
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FCP003
$9.98 $19.95  
Paperback, John Kelsey, 160pages, 7.4 x 9, ISBN: 9781565235540
This is the beginners guide to boating. A how-to manual that gets you started. Seamanship provides in-depth coverage of boat handling and navigation, reading the weather, winds, and water, and dealing with, and preventing, extreme situations such as capsized boats.
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CMP277
$7.95  
Paperback, David Owen Bell, 98pages, 4.5 x 7, ISBN: 9780870334252
Provides the needed information to turn any skipper into a master of docking. Covers every aspect of close-quarter maneuvering for all size pleasure and smaller work vessels. Good Illustrations, clear text.
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SKY014
$14.95  
Paperback, Frank Rosenow, 128pages, 8.6 x 5 x 0.5, ISBN: 9781616081874
No sailor should leave the dock without this book! Sailors have used ditty bags to carry sewing equipment, toiletries, and other small items for centuries, and now The Ditty Bag Book teaches modern-day sailors the art form of hand-making ditty bags to use on their own seaward travels. Master...
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ACB149
$34.00  
Hardcover, Alison Noice, 208pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 9781472944818
Whether sail or power, running a boat is challenging and rewarding, but the unique world of water and weather can be daunting.  Day Skipper for Sail and Power  teaches you all you need to know to understand the challenges and command your water world. Topics include: - Seamanship -...
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CMP258
$26.95  
Paperback, Earl Hinz, 334pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780870335396
The Complete Book of Anchoring and Mooring addresses anchoring systems, techniques, and permanent moorings for boats from twelve feet to eighty feet in length. It covers monohulls, multihulls, light displacement sailboats, cruisers, sport fishers, passage makers, and workboats. In short, it is...
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INT209
$15.00 $30.00  
Paperback, Alain Poiraud, et all., 204pages, 7.5 x 95, ISBN: 9780071475082
A thorough and modern handbook featuring proven techniques and gear for successful anchoring on any bottom in any weather. Includes original research and improved anchoring methods. 200 photos and illustrations.
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STL256
$60.00  
Hardcover, 920pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9781618372437
The boater’s essential reference celebrates its 100th anniversary!  For a century, Chapman has been an indispensable, trusted resource for boating under power and sail. It has sold millions of copies, and is a must-have for virtually anyone who puts a craft on water. Featuring 1,500...
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INT002
$11.00  
Paperback, Bob Sweet, 16pages, 4 x 9, ISBN: 9780071423717
Publisher Out of Stock - Due 9/14/1214 panels of concisely ordered information folding into a compact size. Covers position finding, entering and using waypoints, more. Good for use with any GPS. Waterproof.
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INT185
$11.00  
Paperback, John Rousmaniere, 8pages, 4 x 9, ISBN: 9780071452212
Read clouds and winds, understand fronts and storms, make accurate forecasts at sea, handle heavy weather decision-making to keep clear of trouble. Waterproof.
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INT184
 
Paperback, John Rousmaniere, 16pages, 4 x 9, ISBN: 9780071452205
On the water, when questions arise, there's no time to search through an exhaustive manual. The Captain's Quick Guides provide all the answers--fast. Drawn from the world's largest boating library, each laminated Quick Guide presents 14 color panels of authoritative, concise information on a...

INT221
$11.00  
Paperback, Peter Nielsen, 16pages, 4 x 9, ISBN: 9780071487719
A concise guide that de-mystifies anchoring in 16 colorful fold-out panels. Instructions for safe and efficient setting the hook have never been so clear. Waterproof, too!
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INT461
$14.00 $28.00  
Paperback, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, ISBN: 9780071829328
The textbook used by the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to educate America's boaters updated to meet the needs of current and future mariners. . Before you take to the waters, know the basics from America's largest boating educator. . Learn the fundamentals of boating from the U. S. C. G....
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SPC053
$19.99  
Spiral-bound, Klas Klauberg, 44pages, ISBN: 99780870336324
To coast the waves of the open water on a boat, flying through sun and spray, is to experience one of life’s truly memorable pleasures. This compact, colorful book is your complete guide to operating and safely maneuvering your sail or motor boat! Inside you will find clearly...
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USS038
$17.95  
Paperback, U.S. Sailing Association, 112pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 1882502302
Leads readers through vital information and concepts aimed at developing safe and competent bareboat charterers. Covers chartering, larger sailboat handling and seamanship, navigation, health and safety, essential cruising skills.
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SIM134
$55.00  
Hardcover, John Rousmaniere, ISBN: 9781451650198
Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology and safety standards, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on...
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