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Hardcover, Stephan Brennan (Editor), 224 pages, 5 x 7, 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...

Paperback, US Sailing, 8.5 x 11, 9781938915406
Price change 9 2020

Paperback, J.J. Isler & Peter Isler, 400 pages, 7.5 x 95, 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.

Paperback, US Sailing, 64 pages, 8.5 x 11, 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.

Paperback, Nigel Calder, et al, 224 pages, 6 x 10, 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.

Paperback, Grant Headifen, 136 pages, 6 x 9, 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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Paperback, John Vigor, 187 pages, 6 x 9, 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.

Hardcover, John Kretschmer, 256 pages, 6 x 9, 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...

Paperback, Bob Sweet, 16 pages, 4 x 9, 9780071423717
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.

Paperback, John Vigor, 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...

Paperback, 64 pages, 0.2 x 8.5 x 11, 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...

Paperback, Ivar Dedekam, 80 pages, 6.75 x 9.5, 1898660670
The best-illustrated manual ever on sail and rig tuning for small yachts and keelboats. Features 152 color diagrams and a brilliantly concise text. Offers a logical approach to trimming every sail, correctly setting up masts and stays.

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Paperback, Drew Frye, 156 pages, 8.5 x 11, 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...

Paperback, David Owen Bell, 98 pages, 4.5 x 7, 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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Paperback, Simon Jollands & Rupert Holmes, 192 pages, 6.8 x 0.5 x 9.7, 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...

Hardcover, Capt. John V. Noel, Jr (retired), 782 pages, 65 x 95, 471289485
Exhaustive, venerable guide to Shiphandling and seagoing safety covering every aspect of the subject. An indispensable reference.
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