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  • Heavy Weather Sailing 8th edition

    For over 50 years Heavy Weather Sailing has been regarded as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea aboard sailing and motor vessels.In this book, former Commodore of the Ocean Cruising Club Martin Thomas brings together a wealth of expert advice from many of the great sailors of the present, including fresh accounts of yachts overtaken by extreme weather, from Ewan ... Read more

    $64.99 AUD

  • Over the Top

    The First Lone Yachtsman to Sail Vertically Around the World

    Only one person has ever sailed vertically around the world - Adrian Flanagan.Sailing horizontally is difficult enough, crossing thousands of miles of ocean only to get near land at the Capes and battle treacherous currents. However, hundreds of sailors have still managed it. Adrian became obsessed with the idea of sailing vertically around the world as a boy, before he even knew whether it was ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Captain James Cook

    by Rob Mundle ...
    A biography that puts you on the quarterdeck with history's greatest sailorCaptain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers in world history. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the eighteenth century, Cook unravelled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - the Great South Land. He became the first ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land

    by Rob Mundle ...
    The extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain CookRob Mundle is back on the water with another sweeping and powerful account of Australian maritime history. It is the story of 17th-century European mariners - sailors, adventurers and explorers - who became transfixed by the idea of the existence of a Great South Land: ‘Terra Australis ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD $16.99 AUD

  • 2017-2020 Blue e-Book

    Racing Rules of Sailing

    The Blue Book, containing the Racing Rules of Sailing, is produced by Australian Sailing every four years. This edition contains the Racing Rules for 2017-2020 with Australian Sailing prescriptions and is effective from 1 January 2017. ... Read more


  • True Spirit

    The Aussie girl who took on the world

    The story of a remarkable girl who followed her dream and conquered the world.On 15 May 2010, after 210 days at sea and 24,285 nautical miles, 16-year-old Jessica Watson sailed her yacht, Ella's Pink Lady, triumphantly back into Sydney Harbour. She had become the youngest person to sail solo, unassisted and non-stop around the world.Told in Jessica's own words, this fully updated edition of True ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Cloud Leopard's Daughter

    some make a fortune, some make enemies and some make mistakes

    Book 4 - Smuggler's Wife
    A story of love, family, adventure and intrigue, set against backdrops of the gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand and the Opium Wars in China.When Kitty and Rian Farrell sail their schooner Katipo III into Dunedin Harbour in 1863, they are on tenterhooks. The new Otago goldfields have attracted all-comers, including their friend Wong Fu from Ballarat, who has sent a message for their help.To ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Casting Off

    How a City Girl Found Happiness on the High Seas

    As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is no longer enough. And at 31, still struggling to get to a fourth date and surrounded by friends settling down to married life and babies, Emma decides to grasp her life by the roots and ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Never Ever Buy a Yacht!

    by Paul Stevens ...
    series Steve's LOL!
    This hilarious memoir touches all bases of what can and does go wrong with yachts at sea!In a fit of madness the Author bought a 45 foot 15 ton ocean yacht to go cruising round the world.This tracks the mind numbing journey between the 2 best days of his life (the day he bought it and the day he sold it). ... Read more

    $4.41 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Adrift: A True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea

    THE HEART-STOPPING MEMOIR, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SHAILENE WOODLEY AND SAM CLAFLIN, AND DIRECTED BY BALTASAR KORMAKUR (EVEREST)A compelling, at times devastating, ultimately inspiring account of how much can go wrong on the ocean and how, miraculously, one woman conquered her own fears.‘An inspirational and empowering read’ Shailene WoodleyYoung and in love, their lives ahead of them, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Snow Petrel

    (A father-son voyage to the windiest place on the planet)

    by Jon Tucker ...
    When Ben Tucker and his kid brother Matt decided to sail south in search of icebergs on Ben's small home-built kiwi sloop, their father Jon was allowed to come along as their cabin-boy, on a promise of good behaviour.The unfolding adventure took them through thick pack ice to become trapped at the windiest place on the planet, a remote location in East Antarctica.'Snow Petrel' is proof of what ... Read more

    $7.55 AUD

  • Sailing Adventures in Paradise.

    Somewhere between the Galapagos Islands en route to the Marqesas Group in the darkest of nights, at approximately six degrees south of the equator a sailboat is whispering along under full sail. The fresh south east trades are pushing her sleek hull through the coal black water at around eight knots. The man standing at the wheel, wearing ragged shorts only in the warm tropical breeze gently ... Read more

    $10.04 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sailing Solo Alone

    Respect the Sea, because she doesn't respect you...

    by J.J. James ...
    This little yachting story, begins light-hearted enough.Never having owned a yacht before, our budding sailor has a few nautical mishaps as he tries to learn the intricacies of sailing a small eighteen-foot yacht up and down a river. To be fair, he only rammed the bank a couple of times.However, when our novice sailor sets sail to move his boat fifty miles around the coast, his first real sailing ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Death on a Shetland Longship

    The Shetland Sailing Mysteries

    Book 1 - The Shetland Sailing Mysteries
    The first book in Marsali Taylor's thrilling Shetland Sailing Mysteries series. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Val McDermid, Faith Martin, J.R. Ellis, LJ Ross and Ann Cleeves! '... a well written, enjoyable story with a proper murder-mystery plot... Highly recommended.' Puzzle Doctor, Classic MysteriesIT DOESN'T TAKE TOO LONG BEFORE THE 'ACCIDENTS' BEGIN...... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Sailing to Jessica

    by Kelly Watts ...
    At 35-years old, Kelly and Paul Watts sold their home and quit their jobs to sail around the world, without any sailing experience. Two days after purchasing their forty-two-foot sloop, they got caught in a forty-knot gale off the coast of Cape Fear, NC.  Their sails ripped; the engine overheated; the GPS broke; they suffered hypothermia and severe seasickness.  And yet they persevered on their ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Yachting Yarns from South Australia

    Tales and History of 10 Extraordinary South Australian yachts

    Yachting Yarns is great news for lovers of all things nautical. This captivating book with its fascinating sea stories is a must for anyone with maritime interests.It traces the history of 10 South Australian sailing vessels, each from its construction through its life journey and is interspersed with humorous anecdotes. To promote the remarkable achievments of South Australian sailors, author ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Sailboat Projects

    Here's what reviewers have said about this book:This book is full of well-illustrated ideas to make your boat safer and more comfortable. All of the projects are easy and economical to perform most with common items available at any hardware store. This is a great read for novices as well as seasoned sailors and particularly for those with smaller boats and weekend cruisers.. . .Downloaded the ... Read more

    $4.05 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sunk Without Trace: 30 dramatic accounts of yachts lost at sea

    30 dramatic accounts of yachts lost at sea

    by Paul Gelder ...
    By the same author as the bestselling Total Loss this is a new collection of terrifying and compelling accounts of yachts lost at sea. The seven deadly causes of loss continue to take their toll and Paul Gelder has compiled first-hand accounts of shipwreck and sinking caused by Collision Gear Failure Stress of Weather Faulty Navigation Fire Crew Failure and Exhaustion. The moving emotionally ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Two Fools And A Cat

    by Kim Brown ...
    Two brave women prove that to live a real life adventure, they only need to take the first step. Giving into an urge to see the world, they take their cat and move onto a sailboat in California. After a year's preparation they set sail into the Pacific Ocean. Three months later they arrive in Florida after sailing 1500 miles down the Baja coast, across the Sea of Cortez, and driving an old pickup ... Read more

    $1.63 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rescue Pilot

    Cheating the Sea

    by Jerry Grayson ...
    Jerry Grayson is an ordinary man who chose an extraordinary career. At age 17 he became the youngest helicopter pilot to ever serve in the Royal Navy. By age 25 he was the most decorated peacetime naval pilot in history.For the Navy's Search and Rescue pilots, getting to work is both an adventure and an ordeal. Whether rescuing a wounded fighter pilot who has ditched in the sea, saving desperate ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Mingming & the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing

    Roger Taylor follows on from his highly praised Voyages of a Simple Sailor, taking us on three more extraordinary voyages aboard his junk-rigged Corribee Mingming. This simple, rugged 21’ yacht, developed and honed for effortless single-handed ocean sailing, goes where bigger and more sophisticated craft fear to tread. Iceland, Rockall, the Faroes, Jan Mayen, the Greenland ice, with an interlude ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Wavewalker: Breaking Free

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘Grippingly vivid and pacey’ THE TIMES‘A seven-year old girl on a seventy-foot yacht, for ten years, over fifty thousand miles of sailing’ SIMON WINCHESTER'An astonishing almost day-by-day account of [a] hazardous journey and its legacy’ TELEGRAPH‘This is a story of an epic childhood journey, so exciting and so shocking it is hard... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A World of My Own

    The First Ever Non-stop Solo Round the World Voyage

    On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almostunnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at herhelm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili,paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered andbrown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudderhead, came romping joyously back to Falmouth to a fantastic ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD