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The Sailor's Book of the Weather

Introducing key principles that influence the weather, this guide gives sailors the tools to forecast from observations and the available information. Wind, clouds and weather patt ...


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Racing: A Beginner's Guide

This book will give a flying start to your competitive sailing career. Whatever class of boat you sail and whatever your experience, these principles will ensure you are at the fro ...


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Dinghy Sailing: Start to Finish

Dinghy Sailing is the perfect book if you are new to sailing and want to learn the basics, or are an experienced sailor who wants to broaden your skills and develop your techniques ...


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Celestial Navigation

Celestial navigation is one of the oldest of the mariner’s arts – and one of the most awe-inspiring. It is also essential for every ocean sailor who wants to be able to fix his pos ...


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Surfing: A Beginner's Guide

Learn where to surf, when to surf, and how to surf safely. Discover the foundations such as choosing the correct equipment, essential to make any progress as a beginner; pre-surf p ...


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Sail Smart

Learn how to sail faster, make the right calls and win races.On-board instruments present modern sailors with a wealth of information. This book explains what the numbers really me ...


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Amazing Surfing Stories

This eclectic mix of surfing stories has something for everyone, from classic tales of monster waves and epic battles to stories of when life among the breakers goes wrong. There a ...


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Illustrated Sail & Rig Tuning

A beautifully, uniquely illustrated nautical guide to how to trim your sails and rig for maximum performance. With a revolutionary approach, this guide tackles the practical and re ...


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Ultimate Canoe & Kayak Adventures

This book is stunningly illustrated and has something for everyone, from whitewater adrenaline junkie to extreme sea kayaker.The adventures cover every sort of paddling venue - fro ...


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Amazing Fishing Stories

Travel from Scottish streams to shark infested seas and from the frozen tundra to tropical reefs. There’s every style of fishing, from the magic touch of the fly to blood-and-thund ...


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Sail Away

You long to escape the daily grind, buy a boat and sail away. This book tells you how to turn your dreams into a reality.There is practical advice on everything from choosing a boa ...


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Amazing Sailing Stories

Set sail on a thrilling journey to discover some of the most exciting tales of adventure afloat. There’s every sort of vessel from majestic square rigger to humble homemade yacht. ...


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Asymmetric Sailing

Learn the secrets of getting the most from your boat – whether you sail an entry level dinghy, high performance skiff, sportsboat or catamaran. Tips, advice and some great shortcut ...


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Learn to Sail

Get afloat and start having fun with step-by-step advice, photo sequences and diagrams. This jargon-free guide allows complete novices to get out on the water with the minimum of f ...


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Ultimate Fishing Adventures

This book takes you on a remarkable journey visiting 100 destinations from Alaska to New Zealand. Fly, lure and bait fishing in rivers, oceans and lakes, from deftly dropping a fly ...


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Swim Smooth

Transform your technique in the water and become a better swimmer with this remarkable new approach to freestyle swimming, suitable for all levels - beginner, intermediate and adva ...


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The Insider's Guide to Choosing & Buying a Yacht

This book offers practical advice to ensure you choose the right yacht for your sailing needs and budget.Potential buyers are guided through every stage of the process, from decidi ...


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Team Racing Companion

Team racing is great for fast, fun and different sailboat racing. It helps develop some key skills for future racing success. This handy companion tells you everything a sailor and ...


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Helming to Win

This book will help you make the transition from weekend racer to world champion. Covering everything from where to look and getting ‘in the groove’ to mental approaches and champ ...


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Coach Yourself to Win

This book will help you to succeed on the water whether your aim is Club, National, International (or even Olympic) level. With detailed analysis, challenging exercises and useful ...


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Knot Know-How

This beautiful full-colour book covers knots, splices and whippings. It begins with the ten knots everyone should know. The other knots are grouped by use so that if, for example, ...


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Yachting Monthly's Expert Sailing Skills

Become a better yachtsman with the help of Tom Cunliffe and Yachting Monthly.There are plenty of sailing and seamanship skills that don't feature on the syllabus of even the most a ...


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Shark Bytes

The popular image of sharks is of a dorsal fin cleaving the surface as it rushes to its next kill, but this is a limited caricature. There are over 500 species to choose from, most ...


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Sailing for Kids

Sailing for Kids is aimed at children aged 8-15 who are taking their first steps into the fantastic world of sailing. Packed full of colour photographs and diagrams, this straightf ...


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Golden Lily

The fascinating autobiography from Asia’s first ever dinghy sailing gold medallist. Learning to sail and becoming a full-time athlete at just 10 years old, Lijia Xu was taken away ...