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  • Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific

    by Christina Thompson

    Winner of the 2020 Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for nonfiction and the 2019 NSW Premier's History Awards for general history‘Wonderfully researched and beautifully written’ Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan‘Succeeds in conjuring a lost world’ Dava Sobel, author of LongitudeFor more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Two Clowns Cross the Pacific in a Small Boat

    by John Champion

    Tells of a sailing journey from San Diego to Australia in a 40 foot sailing boat. Covers Mexico, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji. Also has a chapter on various events "that were too much fun," for the crew. Includes useful detail on various formalities required in the respective ports of call. Chapters on each of the destinations mentioned above and a final chapter on comical (in ... Read more

    $4.92 AUD

  • Occupation Circumnavigator: Sailing Around the World

    Sailing Around the World

    by Lars Hässler

    A hippy Sell Up and Sail , this entertaining and inspiring book is more than just a cruising narrative - it is an instructive account showing how anyone can circumnavigate (or even sail for an extended period) without huge funds. Lars Hassler originally set off intending to sail for three years, but by judiciously using his funds, and topping them up by taking charter guests on cruises, he sailed ... Read more

    $28.26 AUD

  • The Outlaw Ocean

    Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier

    by Ian Urbina

    'Just incredible' Naomi Klein'Gripping and shocking...with the pace of a thriller' The TimesA New York Times bestseller, The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenalin-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.The oceans are some of the last untamed frontiers on our planet.Too big to police, and under no clear international author... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Left For Dead

    30 Years On - The Race is Finally Over

    by Nick Ward and 1 more

    The second edition of the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year is updated with a new chapter describing Nick's eventual completion of the Fastnet Race thirty years after his first, ill-fated attempt.The world-famous Fastnet Race takes yachts from the Isle of Wight to the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland and back. The 1979 race began in perfect conditions, but was soon engulfed by ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • To the Ends of the Earth

    by William Golding

    A new one-volume edition of this classic sequence of sea novels set in the early nineteenth century, about a voyage from England to Australia.Rites of Passage (Winner of the Booker Prize)'The work of a master at the full stretch of his age and wisdom.' The TimesClose Quarters'A feat of imaginative reconstruction, as vivid as a dream.' Daily MailFire Down Below<... ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Rites of Passage

    With an introduction by Robert McCrum

    by William Golding and 1 more

    The first volume of William Golding's Sea Trilogy.Sailing to Australia in the early years of the nineteenth century, Edmund Talbot keeps a journal to amuse his godfather back in England. Full of wit and disdain, he records the mounting tensions on the ancient, sinking warship where officers, sailors, soldiers and emigrants jostle in the cramped spaces below decks. Then a single passenger, the ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Ice!

    by Tristan Jones

    The author of The Incredible Voyage sets out on a “simply tremendous” and death-defying adventure sailing through the Arctic Ocean (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).Retiring on a pension after being torpedoed in WWII, Tristan Jones embarks on a test of endurance that will last over two years, nearly killing him more than once. Attempting to sail farther North than anyone ever has, he embarks from ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • Pass Your Day Skipper

    by David Fairhall and 1 more

    Both concise and comprehensive, this out-and-out 'crammer' covers all the essentials of the RYA Day Skipper syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier and now updated and expanded for the fifth edition. Since the first edition was published, Pass Your Day Skipper has helped thousands of students through their shorebased Day Skipper course.Throughout, the theory is set in a ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD

  • Learning to Sail

    In Dinghies or Yachts: A No-Nonsense Guide for Beginners of All Ages

    by Basil Mosenthal

    For anyone learning to sail in either dinghies or yachts, this book is easy to read with lively colour illustrations. Now in a larger format, this is a no-nonsense guide for beginners of all ages and is valuable as a back-up to sailing courses or for anyone learning to sail with a friend. It covers how to start sailing, the different kinds of boats you will sail in, various parts of a boat, ... Read more

    $17.15 AUD

  • How to Select and Buy a Cruising Boat at Home or Offshore.

    by John Champion

    series Cruising Boats, How to Select, Equip and Maintain
    Various options for importation from the USA (also applicable to other countries) are discussed. The authors personal experience in the process is drawn upon and includes several perfectly legal, money saving tips like offshore delivery and taking advantage of the Australian/USA free trade agreement.Four distinct chapters address selection of a boat with analysis of what passage makers and live ... Read more

    $5.67 AUD

  • Sailing to the Edge of Time

    The Promise, the Challenges, and the Freedom of Ocean Voyaging

    by John Kretschmer

    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 of the good life waiting at sea.With hundreds of thousands of nautical miles under his keel, John's adventures have ... Read more

    $17.15 AUD

  • The Improbable Voyage

    by Tristan Jones

    The sailor-author navigates his famous yacht, Outward Leg, across the rivers of Europe in this travel memoir that’s “vintage Tristan Jones” (Publishers Weekly).The Improbable Voyage is the account of master sailor and storyteller Tristan Jones' 2,307-mile voyage across Europe in an oceangoing trimaran, Outward Leg. Continuing his round-the-world journey, Jones traveled from the North Sea to the ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • The Incredible Voyage

    by Tristan Jones

    A Welshman’s witty and gritty sailing adventure memoir with “the bite of fine sea salt and a whiplike delivery” (Kirkus Reviews).Follow the supreme adventurer, Tristan Jones, as he takes a solitary and intrepid six-year voyage on his small craft, The Sea Dart. Covering a distance twice the circumference of the globe, from the lowest body of water in the world—the Dead Sea—to the highest—Lake ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • Short Black 8 Prosper

    A Voyage at Sea

    by Simon Leys

    series Short Black #8
    A big liner, brightly lit, passes us one or two cable-lengths ahead. ‘Ow! They are guzzling champagne but cannot see what's in front of them!’ grumbles Etienne, who has the helm and puts Prosper back on course. Our wooden boat, which one long wave can carry, is a mere cork in the wake of that ship, which crushes three dozen such waves under her uncaring steel plates. How many hundreds of men does ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Reeds Skipper's Handbook

    by Malcolm Pearson

    The Reed's Skipper's Handbook, now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication. A handy pocket size, it is an aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision aid for anyone taking their Day Skipper and ... Read more

    $13.74 AUD

  • Multihull Seamanship

    An A-Z of skills for catamarans & trimarans / cruising & racing

    by Gavin Le Sueur

    This is an A-Z of seamanship skills for multihull sailors. There are many textbooks on the market which detail general seamanship principles. This is not one of them. Multihull Seamanship is about sea-going catamarans and trimarans and the skills needed to understand and enjoy them to their utmost. Both racing and cruising yachts are catered for, as are trailer-able multihulls. Seamanship is not a ... Read more

    $19.24 AUD

  • Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

    by Nigel Calder

    The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboatWhether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author ... Read more

    $63.90 AUD

  • Higher Performance Sailing

    Faster Handling Techniques

    by Frank Bethwaite

    'Monumental!' - Bob Ross, Australian SailingHigh Performance Sailing isnow regarded as the bible of racing sailors and carries a string ofendorsements from high achievers. Since its publication in 1984, racingyachts and dinghies have developed out of all recognition - a newhigh-tech breed of 'apparent wind' fast racers has claimed the waterand so far no-one has applied themselves seriously to ... Read more

    $72.92 AUD

  • Seagulls in My Soup

    by Tristan Jones

    Join Tristan Jones as he tells tales of the humorous and fascinating adventures that his Saga of a Wayward Sailor began. Discover more anecdotes and unexpected adventures aboard a converted lifeboat ketch cruising the coasts of the Balearic region with Tristan, his one-eyed, three-legged dog, Nelson and the prim Bishop's sister, Sissie St. John. It's a prolific prose journey of surprising arrivals ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • Yarns

    by Tristan Jones

    In Yarns, Tristan Jones tells how he began his writing career. He draws on his many adventures to evoke some of the memorable people he has met, and to describe some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. He gives advice on everything from seamanship to dealing with local populations in remote places. Not to be missed is his marvelous evocation in the style of Conan Doyle as the ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • Worse Things Happen at Sea

    by Jake Kavanagh

    Worse Things Happen at Sea is the long awaited follow up to Jake Kavanagh's hugely popular Ups and Downs of a Lockkeeper.This time turning his humorous eye to the scrapes people get intowhen let loose on open water, Jake has us chuckling, blushing andrecognising ourselves or fellow crew coming unstuck in the maritimemayhem he highlights with his witty pen and captures so admirably withhis ... Read more

    $15.39 AUD

  • Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

    by Mary Blewitt

    The 12th edition of this bestselling book is proof of thesuccess of Mary Blewitt's concise and clear style in explaining aparticularly difficult skill, and it has been the bible for manygenerations of ocean navigators.Since this book was first published, the huge advances in electronicnavigation have transported most offshore navigators to a world ofpress-button convenience. However, there is ... Read more

    $17.15 AUD

  • The Complete Yachtmaster

    Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper 9th edition

    by Tom Cunliffe

    The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience.In this fully revised and up-to-date 9th edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. He presents an analysis of a good skipper, the theory and practice of ... Read more

    $36.51 AUD