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  • The Complete Sailing Manual

    by Steve Sleight and 1 more

    The only sailing manual you will ever need, covering everything from sailing basics to making repairs and mastering navigation.The undisputed market leader in sailing guides, this fully revised and updated sailing manual answers questions about any sailing situation - with thorough coverage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership.In DK's The Complete Sailing Manual, former British national ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

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

    by Tami Oldham Ashcraft and 1 more

    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

    $13.99 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

  • 2017-2020 Blue e-Book

    Racing Rules of Sailing

    by Australian 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

    Free

  • True Spirit

    The Aussie girl who took on the world

    by Jessica Watson

    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

  • Casting Off

    How a City Girl Found Happiness on the High Seas

    by Ms Emma Bamford

    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

    $13.63 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

  • 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.

    by Vincent Bossley

    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

    $7.64 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

  • 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

    $13.81 AUD

  • Yachting Yarns from South Australia

    Tales and History of 10 Extraordinary South Australian yachts

    by Judith Roinich

    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

  • 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

    $13.63 AUD

  • 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

    $15.39 AUD

  • Sailboat Projects

    by Clarence Jones

    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

  • Mingming & the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing

    by Roger D. Taylor

    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

    $16.05 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

  • Force of Nature

    by Robin Knox-Johnston

    In January 1969, aboard his home-built wooden boat Suhaili, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person every to sail solo, non-stop around the world. 25 years later, Sir Robin again completed a record-breaking circumnavigation, co-skippering Enza with Kiwi yachting legend Sir Peter Blake. His place in sailing's pantheon of greats was assured.Then, after the tragic death of his wife Sue, Sir ... Read more

    $12.99 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 Blue Book of Sailing : The 22 Keys to Sailing Mastery

    The 22 Keys to Sailing Mastery

    by Adam Cort

    Transform basic sailing skills into true masteryNo other sport is as complex or as gear- and technique-intensive as sailing. The details and nuances are vast, but beneath the surface are 22 elements, or core areas of knowledge. By understanding these principles you can attain true mastery: tie any knot, shape any sail, take the helm of any boat, no matter how large or unfamiliar. ... Read more

    $29.58 AUD

  • A World of My Own

    The First Ever Non-stop Solo Round the World Voyage

    by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

    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

    $13.63 AUD

  • Under the Arms of the Sky

    A Sailing Adventure

    by Kate Macready

    This is the journey that saw Kate and Hugh step outside their comfort zone in every respect. Ditching jobs, saying goodbye to family in Sydney, and reducing their worldly belongings to what fit on a 13m sailing boat. It was a huge leap of faith for a new couple in their 30s. Throwing off the dock-lines to sail to...well, they really didn't know where at the time.While they enjoyed hundreds of ... Read more

    $3.29 AUD

  • The Way of a Ship

    A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail

    by Derek Lundy

    Benjamin Lundy crossed oceans under sail in the late nineteenth century and over one hundred years later Derek Lundy, his great-great nephew, has re-created that journey. In The Way of a Ship he places Benjamin on board the Beara Head with a community of fellow seamen as they perform the exhausting and dangerous work of sailing a square-rigger across the Atlantic and round Cape Horn.Derek Lundy ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

    Now Filmed As The Mercy

    by Nicholas Tomalin and 1 more

    'A masterpiece.' New Yorker'Wholly riveting, brilliantly researched.' Evening Standard'A meticulous investigation into the seeds of disaster... fascinating, uncomfortable reading.' Sunday TimesIn 1968, Donald Crowhurst was trying to market a nautical navigation device he had developed, and saw the Sunday Times Golden Globe round the world sailing race as the perfect opportunity to showcase... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD