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SKY006
$17.45 $24.95  
Hardcover, 800pages, 7.5 x 9
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ACB160
$55.00  
Paperback, Frank Bethwaite, 448pages, 8 x 10, ISBN: 9781408124918
The groundbreaking reference on high speed racing techniques--the bible for racing sailors of all levels and abilities from dinghies to the America's Cup. High Performance Sailing has become the standard reference work on high speed racing techniques. Groundbreaking in its thinking on boat...
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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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MPS193
$25.00  
Hardcover, Nigel Caulder, 208pages, 6.5 x 9.5, ISBN: 9781472946713
Long before he was one of America's leading yachting writers, Nigel Calder was a novice cruiser with ambitions grander than his experience, setting off for a round-world-voyage. Nigel and his partner Terrie were young and foolish, with a home-built boat that was new and untested, one child...
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STL311
$29.95  
Paperback, Twain Braden, 192pages, 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.8 inches, ISBN: 9781782745334
How to Sail  outlines basic sailing techniques for both the beginner and experienced sailor. Whatever your level of ability, this book is packed with useful hints and essential tips that will make sailing a safe, rewarding and enjoyable experience. Useful tip boxes and clear line...
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NBN029
$16.95  
Paperback, Dave Franzel, 168pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781493029808
With  Sailing: The Basics , acclaimed teacher and racer Dave Franzel moves you quickly from book to boat. It is his firm conviction that the best and most effective way to learn to sail is to be out on the water. Accordingly, he treats the theory of sailing in a straightforward, no-nonsense...
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NBN024
$31.96 $39.95  
Hardcover, Tom Whidden & Michael Levitt, 182pages, 9.3 x 0.8 x 10.9, ISBN: 9780997392005
This is not your parents'  Art and Science of Sails , written by Tom Whidden and Michael Levitt and published in 1990 by St. Martin's Press. The first edition sold more than 20,000 copies. The Second Revised Edition 2016 -- now in its second printing -- is published by North Sails Group,...
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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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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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FFB122
$23.96 $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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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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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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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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MPS130
$15.00 $30.00  
Paperback, Andy Du Port, 160pages, 5.8 x 0.4 x 9.7, ISBN: 9781472905482
Owning a boat requires sailors to develop a whole new skill set and take on a raft of new responsibilities, but this essential handbook takes the stress out of what should be an enjoyable, rewarding next step, and shares a wealth of practical advice on what might initially seem daunting new...
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RAN338
$9.95  
Paperback, Angus Konstam, 128pages, 7.5 x 0.4 x 5.1, ISBN: 9781472808691
Ships have been part of military campaigns since the Ancient world, and this expertly illustrated and detailed Spotter's Guide offers a look at the 40 most iconic and recognizable ships throughout history. From the Viking longship through to the powerful modern aircraft carriers, and from the...
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SPC055
$12.50 $24.99  
Paperback, FRIDTJOF GUNKEL, 144pages, 9.6 x 6.6 x 0.8, ISBN: 9780870336379
Yachtsmen can now benefit from the practical expertise of scores of sailors and captains from a vast range of boating experience who divulge a wealth of information on types of ships, sailing areas, and requirements. This guide brings together their best ideas and secrets, including simple and...
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STL131
$55.00  
Hardcover, Bruno Cianci, Beken of Cowes, 208pages, 10.8 x 0.9 x 15.2, ISBN: 9788854408531
Since 1883, four generations of the Beken family have dedicated themselves to marine photography, creating the most artistic images of sailboats ever shot and even receiving a Royal Warrant of Excellence. This extraordinary selection of work from the Beken Marine Photography Archive traces the...
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MPS100
$60.00  
Hardcover, Nic Compton, 192pages, 11.9 x 9.7 x 0.8, ISBN: 9781472902757
An encyclopedic compendium of every element of a yacht, this book contains a wealth of information for the aficionado as well as the newcomer, taking apart the sailboat to explore every part of it in depth. Gloriously illustrated with beautiful photography and explanatory diagrams, each page is...
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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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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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INT460
$11.00 $22.00  
Paperback, Tom Lochhaas, ISBN: 9780071803311
True stories of contemporary sailing disasters that will keep you alert and careful when you are on the water. . Suddenly Overboard tells stories about sailors who experienced catastrophes when least expecting them and who were rescued, or who died, or who lived to tell the tale simply by good...
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WIL073
$13.75 $27.50  
Paperback, Mark Chisnell, ISBN: 9781119942375
Master your instruments and turn on-board information into racing resultsModern sailors are bombarded with a wealth of information from their on-board instruments. From apparent and true wind speed to boat speed and speed over the, there's no shortage of data to interpret. Sail Smartshows you...
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PAR069
$44.95  
Hardcover, Barry Pickthall, ISBN: 9781908271099
Sailing Legends recounts the stories and heroes of the longest running ocean race. Begun in 1973 as the Whitbread Round the World Race, its evolution into the fully professional Volvo Ocean Race of today is a fascinating story littered with colourful characters and anecdotes and filled with...
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ASA001
$24.00  
Paperback, Gary Jobson, 220pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9780743273084
Best-selling learn-to-sail manual. Teaches every aspect of basic sailing and coastal cruising with clear, reassuring text and more than 100 photos. Official manual of American Sailing Association. Excellent.
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CMP286
$15.95  
Hardcover, Richard Henderson, illustrated by Jennifer Heyd Wharton, 41pages, 11 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780870334429
This beautifully illustrated book introduces children to the basics of sailing. Adam, a young boy from the city, yearns to learn how to sail. When his aunt and uncle invite him to visit one summer, his cousin Beth takes him out in her sailboat. Beth shows Adam many of the things he will need to...
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FER009
$24.95  
Paperback, Ivar Dedekam, 80pages, 6.75 x 9.5, ISBN: 1898660670

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IDG005
$21.99  
Paperback, J.J. Isler & Peter Isler, 400pages, 7.5 x 95, ISBN: 9780471791430
A fine volume of instruction for not only learning to sail, but for choosing the right boat, equipment and selecting the best chartering locations. Excellent illustrations and encouraging, I-can-do-it text.
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INT054
$14.00  
Paperback, Bill Gladstone, 16pages, 4 x 9, ISBN: 9780071440134
Covers all the basics of rig tuning, sail setting and shaping for cruisers as well as racers. Handy quick-reference folding guide. Fourteen panels of waterproof information.
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INT057
$30.00  
Paperback, Emiliano Marino, illustrated by Christine Erikson, 481pages, 7.75 x 95, ISBN: 9780071376426
There is little about designing, making, repairing or improving sails that this book doesn't cover. More than a comprehensive apprenticeship, it is also a wonderfully illustrated examination of the world's rig and sail types.
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INT334
$21.95  
Hardcover, Don Casey, 137pages, 7.5 x 95, ISBN: 9780070133914
Step-by-step, picture-by-picture how to measure for, construct, modify, renew and repair canvas items such as dodgers, biminis, sail covers, sail bags, cushions and more above decks and below. Also, how to repair and improve sails.
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INT370
$19.95  
Paperback, John & Susan Roberts, 211pages, 7 x 95, ISBN: 9780070532212
An unprecedented collection of 1,198 tips and hints from scores of cruising sailors covering every topic imaginable. The nautical counterpart to Heloise's Hints.
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USS017
$14.95  
Paperback, US Sailing, 32pages, 4.25 x 6.5, ISBN: 1882502310
The official logbook for students of the United States Sailing Assoc. Records certifications attained, practical experience, regatta experience and supervisory experience. Pocket sized and concise.
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PAR036
$19.95  
Paperback, Gregg Nestor (foreword by John Vigor), 224pages, 9x6, ISBN: 9780939837724
In Twenty Affordable Sailboats to Take You Anywhere you will find in-depth reviews of twenty affordable, comfortable, and seaworthy sailboats. These boats range in size from 30-38 feet, an ideal size for the cruising couple, yet big enough to accommodate an occasional cruising hitchhiker or two....
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PAR044
$17.95  
Paperback, Gregg Nestor, 340pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9780939837823
The Trailer Sailer Owner's Manual should be included with every trailerable sailboat. This comprehensive guide to selecting, caring for, and enjoying a trailerable sailboat will answer all your questions about fitting out, care of your sails, launching and retrieval, and boat maintenance. ....
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PAR026
$19.95  
Paperback, John Vigor, 136pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9780939837328
John Vigor turns the spotlight on twenty seaworthy sailboats that are at home on the ocean in all weather. These are old fiberglass boats, mostly of traditional design and strong construction. . All are small, from 20 feet to 32 feet overall, but all have crossed oceans, and all are cheap....
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FER126
$23.16 $28.95  
Paperback, Tim Davison, 128pages, 7 x 9, ISBN: 9781912177042
The Laser is the world’s most popular adult dinghy and comes with three rigs: Standard (used by men at the Olympic games), Radial (used by women at the Olympic games) and 4.7 (used by young people moving up from the Optimist). But the boat is not restricted to top athletes; its versatility...
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INT431
$35.00  
Paperback, Steve Henkel, 412pages, 8 x 11, ISBN: 9780071636520
For the first time ever, a comparative survey of 95 percent of the fiberglass pocket cruising sailboats ever built.
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INT442
$19.00  
Paperback, David Seidman, 240pages, 9.1x7.2, ISBN: 9780071749572
This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water "A learn-to-sail book with heart"--WoodenBoat "A real winner. . . a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive...
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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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WIL062
$19.95  
Hardcover, Peter Isler, 192pages, 8.8x5.8, ISBN: 9780470902639
From one of the world's most respected sailors-the knowledge and secrets every sailor needsPeter Isler, two-time America's Cup winner, has sailed in and won hundreds of races over the last forty years. In that time, he has acquired a vast array of knowledge about sailing techniques and tactics,...
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PAR066
$19.95  
Paperback, Peter Berman, 256pages, 9 x 6 x 0.8, ISBN: 9780939837991
Peter Berman reviews the criteria for selecting a used fiberglass hull sailboat, but picks up where Vigor and Nestor leave off. Berman shares his 40+ years experience of overhauling and refitting a myriad of different sailboats in preparation for offshore voyaging. . Follow the information...
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USS026
$19.95  
Paperback, U.S. Sailing Association, 96pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9780979647703
Now in full color. The basic book in the Certification Series. Instructs all basic sailing maneuvers in clear illustrations and spare text. Offers excellent, reassuring instruction in basic sailboat handling and sailing seamanship.
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USS019
$17.95  
Paperback, US Sailing, 64pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9780979467721
Learn Sailing Right! Beginning Sailing is the new benchmark in beginning sailing instruction in the U. S. Designed for easier understanding, better graphics, and a more coherent beginner track, Learn Sailing Right! Beginning Sailing will revolutionize sailing instruction at your program.
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SHP355
$12.48 $24.95  
Paperback, Dieter Loibner, 210pages, 5 x 9, ISBN: 9781574092844
Offering advice to sailors on going green, this timely book embraces the growing trend toward sustainable lifestyles and shows how clean boating can be both practical and enjoyable.
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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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SHP157
$19.95  
Paperback, Peter Schweer, 103pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781574092202
A practical introduction to trimming sails written to help owners and crew sailing all types of boats. Encompasses mainsails and headsails, explaining various controls on the shape and performance of the sail. Practical.
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MSP007
$10.95  
Hardcover, James Dodds, 40pages, 4.75 x 6.75, ISBN: 939510731
Mini alphabetical reference to all the bits of gear and parts of a small traditional sailing dinghy, the Winkle Brig, and the terminology for sailing her. Illustrated with linocuts. A reprint of the 1930 original extracted by Arthur Ransome.
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SHP039
$17.95  
Paperback, John Vigor, 187pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781574092110
For sailboat owners of all persuasions, this reference book's 200 entries are packed with solid information and ultra-practical advice. Open at any page for learning and entertainment to begin. Enlivened further by SAIL Magazine cartoonist Tom Payne.
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SHP130
$19.95  
Paperback, Peter Hahne, 128pages, 5.5 x 8, ISBN: 1574091980
Demystifies the skill of good sail trim with the aid of excellent color diagrams and photos. Enables racers and cruisers alike to get the most performance from their boats.
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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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HHO003
$19.99  
Paperback, Buddy Melges and Charles Mason, 185pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780805003512
An extremely useful, readable book stuffed with winning techniques, tactics and strategy for any serious racing sailor. Buddy Melges may have been the world's best racing sailor.
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WWN077
$24.95  
Paperback, Stuart H. Walker, 251pages, 5.5 x 8, ISBN: 9780393032963
Tells how to trim sails for all wind and sea conditions, whether beating, reaching or running. Tells how to trim sails for mark roundings, gybing, accelerating, slowing down. Required reading for all racers, with lessons for cruisers, too.
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LYB059
$4.98 $9.95  
Paperback, Dave Franzel, 129pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 9781585748075
All the on-the-water basics are treated in straightforward text and more than 100 clear line drawings. Covers theory and fundamentals, but moves quickly to building practical skills underway in the boat.
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WWN162
$14.98 $29.95  
Hardcover, Steve Colgate, 330pages, 9.5 x 65, ISBN: 9780393029031
Exhaustive compilation of knowledge in easily accessible sections including navigation, racing tactics, seamanship, weather, sailing theory by this master sailor and teacher. 163 drawings.
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FER016
$7.98 $15.95  
Paperback, Lawrie Smith, 63pages, 7.25 x 9.5, ISBN: 906754186
A logical and systematic approach to setting up the boat and fine-tuning it on all points of sail. Troubleshooting section of particular value in discovering and correcting weaknesses. 185 illustrations.
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