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THE CATAMARAN BOOK. Third edition
By Brian Phipps. Paperback, 0.32kg, 183mm x 244mm, 127 pages, black & white illustrations. Reprinted 2015
The unique fun of catamaran sailing is in the power and acceleration – from my first sail on a cat, I knew this was the boat for me.
Catamarans are the fastest of all conventional sailing craft and among the most thrilling. They are different from monohulls and however good you are in a sailing dinghy you will find you have new skills to learn when you transfer to a cat.
Whatever your previous experience, this book will have you fizzing over the water in no time. It stars right at the beginning with a simple explanation of how the wind and sails work, then rapidly propels you forward to your first sail and on to your first race.
The final section opens up a new world of high-performance skills: gennaker sailing, twin-wire trapezing and tuning a powerful rig.
NZ$42.00 + Delivery.
By Jeremy Evans. Paperback, 0.53kg, 195mm x 260mm, 136 pages, full colour illustrations.
Catamarans are fast and offer the perfect combination of a light-weight craft, the minimum amount of hull beneath the water and a large sail. They are a performance machine and one of the most exhilarating craft on the water.
The RYA Catamaran Handbook expertly guides you through all you need to know from choosing a cat, how to build a platform, rigging, wind and water, spinnaker sailing and catamaran racing.
NZ$55.00 + Delivery.
MULTIHULL HANDBOOK FOR CRUISERS.
By Andrew Simpson. Paperback, 0.33kg, 170mm x 245mm, 104 pages, full colour illustrations.
The RYA Multihull Handbook is a new and eagerly awaited title covering the complexities of multihull boating.,br>
Modern multihulls are among the safest and most comfortable of all boats and offer significant advantages over monohulls. In this book Andrew Simpson shares his knowledge designing, sailing and racing these exhilarating craft.
Comprehensively written, the book includes valuable information on getting to grips with the very basics of multihull stability, right through to the fundamentals of sail and power multihull handling. Chapters include:
Rigs and sails
Coping with heavy weather
Capsize and emergency situations
This book is a vital purchase for experienced and novice multihull boaters alike. .
NZ$55.00 + Delivery.
THE CRUISING MULTIHULL.
By Chris White. Pbk, 233mm x 185mm, 268 pages, monochrome photographs, drawings and plans.
This is the very best book available on modern multihulls. Chris White is an experience sailor, designer and builder of multihulls, both catamarans and trimarans.
The book presents an in-depth look at what makes for a successful multihull. There are many diagrams and photos, which assist the reader in understanding the factors of design, construction and rig.
NZ$58.00 + Delivery.
MULTIHULL SEAMANSHIP, An A - Z of Skills for Catamarans and Trimarans, for Cruising and Racing .
By Gavin LeSueur. Pbk, 210mm x 300mm, 144 pages, monochrome drawings.
There are many textbooks on the market which detail general seamanship principles - and this is not one of them! Multihull Seamanship is specifically about catamarans and trimarans and the skills needed to understand and enjoy them to heir utmost. Both racing and cruising yachts are covered, and also trailerable multihulls.
Seamanship is not a black and white skill. It is an evolution of knowledge through experience and learning from others, and it is intensely situational in application.
This book is drawn from the author's personal index of "how-to's". It has grown through experience and from the input of others. It will be a most useful asset to anyone sailing or contemplating ownership of a multihull yacht.
NZ$47.00 + delivery.
CATAMARANS - THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR CRUISING SAILORS.
By Gregor Tarjan. Hardback, 225mm x 282mm, 296 pages, colour photographs.
From the technical details to the luxurious lifestyle, this book covers every aspect of cruising cats, giving you a "dream book" combination of how-to manual, buyer's guide, and coffee-table showpieces. Yacht designer and expert sailor Gregor Tarjan reviews the basic concepts of multihull design, construction, performance, and handling and discusses the latest developments in this important and comprehensive book.
Full of informative illustrations, graphs, and spectacular photos, this book examines multihull seamanship and how it differs from sailing a ballasted monohull, revealing little-known tricks to get maximum speed from a cruising cat. You'll discover desirable attributes of multihulls and what to look for when purchasing your own. There is even a catalog of noteworthy production catamarans that will help you compare, rate, and evaluate different types.
This gorgeously illustrated book is the perfect introduction to the possibilities of these exciting sailing machines and an invaluable owner's guide.
NZ$79.00 + delivery.