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1. Godforsaken Sea : Racing the World's Most Dangerous Waters

2. Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual : How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

3. Sailing Fundamentals : The Official Learn-To-Sail Manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

4. The Ashley Book of Knots

5. The Handbook of Sailing

6. Fatal Storm : The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race ~

7. Getting Started in Powerboating

8. Sailing for Dummies (--For Dummies)

9. The Annapolis Book of Seamanship ~

10. The Complete Sailor : Learning the Art of Sailing ~

11. Close to the Wind ~

12. First You Have to Row a Little Boat : Reflections on Life & Living ~

13. The Voyager's Handbook : The Essential Guide to Bluewater Cruising ~

14. Outboard Engines : Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair ~

15. Storm Tactics Handbook : Modern Methods of Heaving-To for Survival in Extreme Conditions ~

16. Heavy Weather Sailing

17. Around the Buoys : A Manual of Sailboat Racing Tactics and Strategies

18. The Complete Rigger's Apprentice : Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging
19. The Intracoastal Waterway : Norfolk to Miami : A Cockpit Cruising Handbook ~

20. There Be No Dragons : How to Cross a Big Ocean in a Small Sailboat

21. The Amateurs

22. The Morrow Guide to Knots ~

23. 'Fastnet, Force 10' ~

24. Before the Wind : True Stories About Sailing ~

25. The Shell Game : Reflections on Rowing and the Pursuit of Excellence ~

26. The Troller Yacht Book: A Powerboater's Guide to Crossing Oceans ~

27. The Art of Sculling ~

28. Handbook of Offshore Cruising : The Dream and Reality of Modern Ocean Sailing ~

29. Rescue in the Pacific : A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm ~

30. How to Buy the Best Sailboat : An Updated Edition of the Leading Consumer Guide With a New Chapter on Selling a Boat ~

31. Legend of Chris-Craft ~

32. Gently With the Tides : The Best of Living Aboard

33. One Hand for Yourself One for the Ship : The Essentials of Single Handed Sailing ~

34. Knots (Chapman's Nautical Guides)

35. Knockdown : The Harrowing True Account of a Yacht Race Turned Deadly

36. The Old Outboard Book ~

37. Sailor's Multihill Guide : To the World of Crusing Catamarans & Trimarans
38. Laser Sailing for the 1990's

39. The Cost Conscious Cruiser

40. Best of Sail Magazine's Things That Work

41. Yacht Design Explained : A Sailor's Guide to the Principles and Practice of Design ~

42. Around the World Single-Handed : The Cruise of the 'Islander'

43. The New Book of Sail Trim

44. Get Your Captain's License

45. Inspecting the Aging Sailboat (International Marine Sailboat Library) ~

46. Chapman Piloting : Seamanship & Small Boat Handling (Deluxe Slipcased Edition) ~

47. Rescue in the Pacific : A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm ~

48. The Complete Guide to Choosing a Cruising Sailboat ~

49. The Nature of Boats : Insights and Esoterica for the Nautically Obsessed ~

50. The Cruising Life : A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager ~

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cover The Complete Sailor : Learning the Art of Sailing

List: $15.95 ~ Our Price: $12.76 ~ You Save: $3.19 (20%)

Previously published as On the Wind, this new edition takes the reader from the first sail to a mastery of small-boat handling, including navigation, design, seamanship, anchoring, ropework, rigging, weather, rules of the road, trailering and working the winds. 600 illustrations.

cover The Sailing Mystique : The Challenges and Rewards of a Life Under Sail;
by Bill Robinson

List: $14.95 ~ Our Price: $11.96 ~ You Save: $2.99 (20%)
Midwest Book Review:
The Sailing Mystique: The Challenges and Rewards of a Life under Sail is a delightful collection of sailing stories which the author has culled from a lifetime of writing about boats and the sea. In this anthology, we accompany veteran sailing writer Bill Robinson through the stages of his life afloat. Starting with his observations on the rewards and challenges of sailing, he takes us from the early days under sail through many wonderful cruising and racing adventures; he describes the boats in his life and along the way we also learn quite a bit about yachting history. Favorite cruising areas the world over are described and some very special cruising memories are shared with the reader.

cover Taking the Helm  Click on title for order information

by Cynthia Flanagan , Dawn Riley
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America's preeminent woman sailor brings to life the astounding story of her against-all-odds finish in the most demanding sailing competition ever, the Whitbread Round-the-World. Maiden, the first all female entry, proved to the world that women could compete against, and excel, in head to head competition with their male counterparts.

      Cup To the Third Power : The Inside Story of Bill Koch's Winning Strategies for the America's Cup;

List: $24.95 ~ Our Price: $17.47 ~ You Save: $7.48 (30%), 07/23/96, rating=10:
A superb account of victory against overwhelming odds.
Set against the backdrop of the America's Cup, Bill Koch demonstrates his plan for success and beats Dennis Conner, the most famous sailor in the world, in his own backyard. Koch's approach to the America's Cup can be applied to yacht racing, business and life. As a testimony to the validity of his approach, while Koch spent eighteen winning the America's Cup his business recorded very respectable profits in his absence by following his plan for success.


Sea, Ice and Rock; Click on title for order information

Chris Bonington, et al;

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Book News, Inc., 12/01/93:
Only climbing, supported by a strong mechanized team, or only sailing in this back-of-the-beyond area is high adventure. This is a tale of sailing a small boat into extremely remote waters in high latitudes around Greenland and Iceland and then climbing peaks that may have never been seen by non-native eyes. Good story, good photos--most in color. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

cover Boats : An Anthology

List: $14.00 ~ Our Price: $11.20 ~ You Save: $2.80 (20%) Synopsis:
From tales of icebreakers on Lake Michigan and freighters in Panama to trawling in Alaska and racing for the America's Cup, Boats presents 27 stories, essays, and poems in a remarkably diverse and captivating anthology. Contributors include Peter Matthiessen, John Hersey, Annie Dillard, Tim Cahill, Rip Torn, Raymond Carver, E. Annie Proulx, and many others.

cover The Sailor's Handbook : A Clear and Comprehensive Guide to Sailing for Pleasure and Sport Vol 1

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In addition to a wealth of no-nonsense advice on every aspect of sailing, America's premier sailing manual has been updated for the '90s to include the latest information on safety procedures, racing events, the best cruising areas, and satellite navigation. Over 500 photos, diagrams, drawings, and maps, many in full color.

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship ~

List: $32.50 ~ Our Price: $22.75 ~ You Save: $9.75 (30%)

Based on the U.S. Naval Academy's courses in navigation, piloting, and seamanship, the first edition of this work became the bible for sailing schools and pleasure sailors across America. Its new revised edition is packed with invaluable information and is an indispensable resource for any sailor. Drawings and charts.

cover Championship Tactics : How Anyone Can Sail Faster, Smarter and Win Races ~

List: $35.00 ~ Our Price: $24.50 ~ You Save: $10.50 (30%) Synopsis:
Championship Tactics gives expert advice in a collection of stories from the greatest sailing races of recent decades, and includes profusely diagrammed professional secrets that even the Wednesday-night club racer can use. All boat racers will benefit from this professional collection of tips!

cover Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing ~

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For all sailors - novices and experienced hands alikeSteve Colgate has prepared a revised and updated edition of his acclaimed primer on sailing, cruising, and racing. Founder and CEO of the most prestigious sailing school in the United States, Colgate has distilled from his years of teaching what must be the perfect text, removing the mystery of sailing and reducing the techniques to basic, simple principles. The sport - or way of life, as it is to many - of sailing is no longer restricted to the few

cover The Ashley Book of Knots

List: $60.00 ~ Our Price: $42.00 ~ You Save: $18.00 (30%)
. Slip knots, square knots, and granny knots are still tied; but most of us no longer use rope or knots to the extent that our ancestors did. The Ashley Book of Knots takes us back to an earlier time, a time when one's ability to tie many knots was commonplace. The author, Clifford W. Ashley, was born into a sea-faring family in 1881. He worked as a canvasman at a circus, served an apprenticeship in knots aboard a whaling bark, and dedicated over forty years to studying knots.

cover The Complete Book of Knots & Ropework ~
by Eric C. Fry

List: $17.95 ~ Our Price: $14.36 ~ You Save: $3.59 (20%

It's the ultimate handbook on knots and ropework for sailors. Here, every bight and tuck is diagrammed as if you were holding the line yourself. You'll also learn the bascis, such as the nature of rope and its lay, before embarking on actual tying methods. Jammed with 323 photographs illustrating 30 knots, 19 rope splices, seven decorative styles, and five wire splices.


Books for sale. Books for trade. Books on Maritime history, Books on Sailing, Schooners, Tall Ships, Navigation, Boat Building, Maritime History and the Sea . Lots of old books and some new books.

SEAMANSHIP Women in Sailing Sea Voyage
Hornblower Navigation O'Brian
Explorers Boatbuilding Sailing
Sea Dictionarys Narratives Great Lake Navy
Navigation   Pirates Lighthouses Sub
Schooner Hornblower Shipwrecks Chapelle
USED MARITIME BOOK Coast Guard Sailing-Ships

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