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LEARN TO SAIL TODAY.
By Barry Lewis. Softcover, 0.33kg, 195 pages, 185mm x 235mm, Black & White illustrations and line drawings. Published 2016.
Learn to Sail Today offers a uniquely fun and quick method for beginners to learn exactly what they need to enter the fun and rewarding world of sailing. Written specifically to engage and reassure the uninitiated, this sailing primer covers the essentials step by step without overwhelming you with intimidating diagrams and long lists of sailboat parts.
Using dozens of informative illustrations along with clear explanations, free from unnecessary jargon, to put you confidently at the helm your very first day on the water. It walks you through everything you need to know to be a responsible sailor, from sail-trim theory and practice, safety, sailing etiquette, inspecting a boat, steering, and docking to sailing to another harbor and buying your first sailboat.
NZ$41.00 + Delivery
THE COMPLETE TRAILER SAILOR.
By Brian Gilbert. Softcover, 0.52kg, 266 pages, 190mm x 235mm, Black & White illustrations and line drawings. Published in 2009.
Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail.
Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft for a lifetime of enjoyment, including serious, long-distance cruising. This book covers all the bases, including how to inspect, buy, and equip a boat; how to trailer, sail, navigate, and cruise in small boats; how to use communications and navigation equipment; and more.
NZ$39.00 + Delivery
Single and Short-handed Techniques.
By Duncan Wells. Softcover, 0.246kg, 160 pages, 190mm x 245mm, Colour Photographs and line drawings. Published in 2015.
By definition, couples sailing alone have to do everything for themselves. They leave the berth, set the sails, helm the boat, navigate, trim the sails, anchor, pick up mooring buoys, enter harbour, moor up and all without the help of any extra crew. So they need to carry out these manoeuvres efficiently and effectively, with as little physical effort as possible. Stress-free Sailing is the answer to single or short-handed crews' prayers – a step-by-step handbook addressing the most common sailing situations that anyone cruising will have to manage. Here you will find clever, highly effective and successfully tried and tested shorthanded solutions for dealing with everything from getting off and then back onto the dock in a variety of wind and tide configurations, sail setting and reefing, mooring and anchoring, to sailing in heavy weather and new techniques for man overboard, all clearly illustrated with straightforward diagrams and sequence photos. 21 QR codes dotted throughout the book link to online video demonstrations to bring the techniques to life. As single or short-handers you have to plan carefully, prepare properly and be able to anticipate. This book will be a godsend with its original techniques for coping in every situation.
Duncan Wells is an RYA Instructor, Principal of Westview Sailing School and a featured Magazine writer for Yachting Monthly and Sail magazines
NZ$40.00 + Delivery
LEARNING TO SAIL.
By Di Goodman & Ian Brodie. Softcover, 0.20kg, 104 pages, 185mm x 235mm, Black & White illustrations and line drawings. Published in 1994.
A terrific illustrated text for teaching kids age 10 and up how to sail, built around the Annapolis Sailing School’s encouraging, proven methods. Every lesson tested and refined by thousands of students, presented here in a clear, simple, easy-to-understand way that emphasizes the fun and adventure of sailing.
An accessible, engaging sailing book written specifically for young people.
In her 15 years as sailing instructor at the Annapolis Sailing School, Di Goodman has taught more young people to sail than anyone else in the U.S. Ian Brodie is Washington correspondent for The Times of London, and the father of one very satisfied graduate of Di's sailing program.
NZ$30.00 + Delivery
ByAndrew Evans, Softcover 0.44kg, 244 pages, 188mm x 230mm, Black & White photos and line drawings. Published in 2014.
Sailing alone, whether by choice or circumstance? Singlehanded Sailing answers all the questions and shows the best way to handle the boat.
Fascinating, informative and fun, this will help you navigate every nautical mile of your journey with confidence. Expert advice, seaworthy anecdotes, insider accounts and tips, techniques and tactics.
The Mental challenges
Sailboat design and Set up
Keeping the Boat upright
Self Steering Systems
This definitive guide to sailing alone includes interviews with world-reknown singlehanded sailors and racers, many easy to follow diagrams and step by step instructions.
NZ$39.00 + Delivery
THE DINGHY BIBLE.
By Rupert Holmes and Jeremy Evans. Hardback, 0.84kg, 192 pages, 205mm x 250mm, full colour photos and illustrations. Published in 2014.
It’s hard top beat the simplicity and versatility of sailing a dinghy. If you want to experience the raw excitement and fun of speeding over the waves, then the responsiveness and ease of handling of dinghies makes them the perfect choice.
As well as being one of the cheapest way to get afloat, dinghies are also quick and easy to learn to sail – they are straightforward to rig and simple to understand. This makes them ideal for families and beginners, but if you want to expand your skills a little more, dinghies can make great cruising boats too, and can also provide plenty of challenges in racing events.
The Dinghy Bible covers all these aspects of dinghy sailing, from beginner through to advanced sailing. As well as covering the basics of getting started, how to rig and launch your boat, safety skills, navigation and weather, you will also gain advice on choosing the right boat for you and how to look after your dinghy to ensure you have many years of enjoyable sailing ahead of you.
Written by experts and packed with stunning photographs and clear illustrations, The Dinghy Bible is the essential guide to this hugely enjoyable activity.
NZ$50.00 + Delivery
By Steve Sleight. Flexicover with clip, 0.55kg, 304 pages, 130mm x 220mm, full colour photos and illustrations. Published in 2013.
Packed with practical advice, this is the one-stop guide to survival at sea, for all sailors.
Clear step-by-step instruction on everything - from hoisting sails and laying anchors to reading charts and steering a course at night.
Concise at-a-glance information on equipment, weather, and navigation, with helpful charts and annotated diagrams.
The must-have pocket guide for novice sailors and a perfect refresher for the experienced skipper.
With handy clip attached so you have it a your fingertips all the time.
NZ$30.00 + Delivery
EXPERT SAILING SKILLS.
By Tom Cunliffe. Hardback, 0.93kg, 179 pages, 215mm x 303mm, full colour photos and illustrations. Published in 2012.
There are plenty of sailing and seamanship skills that don't feature on the syllabus of even the most advanced official sailing courses - and a wealth of such wisdom can be found in these pages. There's advice on everything from fixing an engine to recovering a casualty from the water - and all of it is delivered with lively prose and hundreds of easy-to-follow photographs and diagrams.
Sailing guru Tom Cunliffe teaches how to improve a vast range of sailing skills - from dropping anchor to planning a passage and from sailing harmoniously with your partner to using onboard electronics. each chapter deals with a specific skill and is highly illustrated with step-by-step photos.
This selection of the best practical articles from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine will help sailors at every level.
Was NZ$70.00 + Delivery
Now NZ$45.00 + Delivery
BUYING A YACHT. New or Second-Hand
By Barry Pickthall. Paperback, 0.36kg, 142 pages, 234mm x 156mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2012.
The process of buying a yacht - be it new or second-hand - can be a minefield, but this comprehensive guide will equip you with a wealth of valuable, sensible advice to help you select the right type of yacht within budget, and maximise your pleasure afloat.
'Top Tips' boxes, helpful diagrams and checklists will guide you through step-by-step, including:
how to assess the best boat for your needs.
setting a realistic budget.
arranging a survey.
what to look out for on your trial sail.
finding a moorin g- marina berths, pile or swinging moorings.
Buying a Yacht will help you make a fully informed decision, so you will end up with the right boat for you.
NZ$37.00 + Delivery
SAILING - A BEGINNER'S GUIDE.
By David Seidman. Paperback, 0.49kg, 240 pages, 186mm x 233mm, monochrome illustrations. Published in 2011.
Do you want to learn how to sail? Do you want to go beyond the basics, and discover the real magic and adventure of sailing?
If so, this inspiring and enthusiastic introduction to the techniques and thrills of being out on the water is the book for you. With captivating explanations and charming illustrations, David Seidman explains the why as well as the how, covering the entire experience of sailing, including:
Working with the wind
Getting to know your boat
Using the sails
Rules of the road
Reading the sea and sky
Safety: avoiding trouble
NZ$50.00 + Delivery
SAILING FOR EVERYONE.
By Simon Watts. Paperback, 165mm x 235mm, 87 pages. Many colour maps, drawings and plans.
This book began as a guide for Simon Watts' family and friends, and gradually evolved into a primer on small boat sailing. Chapters include About the Wind; Too Much Wind; Arrivals and Departures; Securing Boats; When Things Go Wrong; Rules of the Maritime Road; Knots, Splices, and Whippings; and Languages of the Sea. Written in a friendly and clear style, this book promises to put you at ease so you can truly enjoy small boat sailing, even if you've gotton the "bug" a bit later in life.
NZ$28.00 + Delivery
HAND, REEF AND STEER, Traditional Sailing Skills for Classic Boats. 2nd Edition
By Tom Cunliffe. Pbk, 0.71 kgs, 190mm x 245mm, 224 pages. full colour photographs, drawings and plans. Published 2016
In this book Tom explains the different sailing characteristics of traditionally rigged craft and shares his knowledge of the special skills required to handle them. Modern gaffers and replicas are covered as are large classic yachts and more modest craft. Tom shares invaluable techniques for handling heavy loads using tackles and reveals the mysteries of making the boat work for you rather than fighting the gear.
He provides step by step advice on:Setting up the rig
Sail handling skills - hoisting, setting and reefing
Heavy and light air sailing
Manouevring a long-keel boat
Losing way, scandalizing and steering with sails
Topsails, watersails, single-luff spinnakers and fisherman staysails
And much, much more
Hand, Reef & Steer with its wonderful watercolour drawings and atmospheric photos will delight all who love the unique character and grace of classic craft.
NZ$57.00 + Delivery
HAND, REEF AND STEER, Traditional Sailing Skills for Classic Boats.
By Tom Cunliffe. Pbk, 180mm x 240mm, 174 pages. Many full colour photographs, drawings and plans.
2nd edition now available, see above. One copy left of the 1st edition at a special sale price
Was NZ$70.00 + Delivery
Now NZ$25.00 + Delivery
SAILING WITH PENNY WHITING.
By Penny Whiting. DVD, 136 pages.
This is the DVD edition of the book by New Zealand’s leading sailing school instructor and popular television yachting commentator. It shows in her own style how to learn to sail a keel boat yacht. Covering every aspect of sailing, from the rig and parts of the boat, hoisting sails, running, gybing, going about, reefing, tying knots, and handling a spinnaker.
(Please note that the book version is temporarily Out of Print)
START TO FINISH - DINGHY SAILING.
By Barry Pickthall. Paperback, 155mm x 202mm, 191 pages, full colour photographs and drawings.
New to sailing? Want to learn the basics? Or are you an experienced sailor who wants to broaden your skills and develop your techniques? In either case, Dinghy Sailing is the perfect book for you.
This easy to follow, step-by-step guide, is packed with clear illustrations and photographs, and contains everything you need to know, from the basics right through to advanced techniques.
This book includes:
Basic Principles - explains the various parts of a dinghy and what they do
What to Wear - you are going to get wet, so be prepared...to enjoy it!
Preparing to sail - winds and tides
The First Sail - balance, sail and trim
Advanced Sailing - trapezing, spinnaker handling and heavy weather sailing
Racing - increase your boat speed and sharpen your strategy
Whether you are a novice or an experienced skipper, take to the hlem with this practical, step-by-step guide.
NZ$50.00 + delivery.
THE COMPLETE SAILING MANUAL.
By Steve Sleight. Hardback, 1.45kg, 200mm x 242mm, 448 pages, full colour photographs and drawings. Published in 2012.
An international bestseller, now in its third edition, this is the ultimate illustrated guide for all sailors, whether you're a novice or an experienced skipper.
Fully updated with the latest advice and information on all aspects of sailing and owning a boat, from dinghies to large cruisers.
Written by Steve Sleight, former British national champion and now instructor, author, and television journalist, with a foreword by triple Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie.
NZ$60.00 + delivery.
BOATING FOR ALL.
By Mike and Dee Pigneguy. Pbk, 210mm x 297mm (A4), 132 Pages, full colour drawings.
Following the success of their first book, Boating Fun, aimed at beginner sailors, Mike and Dee Pigneguy take readers to the next level. Included is easy-to-understand text that will help you learn about tides, cloud formations, how to maintain your boat, safety drills, how to read charts, how to plot your courses, how to take bearings and much more.
NZ$20.50 + delivery.
YACHTING - START TO FINISH.
By Barry Pickthall. Pbk, 155mm x 202mm, 207 Pages, full colour drawings.
New to sailing? Or are you an experienced sailor wanting to broaden your skills and develop your techniques? In either case, this book is the perfect book for you.
This easy to follow, step-by-step companion guides you through the world of knots, navigation and heavy-weather sailing. Yachting is accessible to all levels, giving those new to sailing straightforward advice, and shows experienced sailors how to take their sailing to the next level with professional tips and tricks to sail faster and safer.
Yachting covers the following and much more:
Basic Principles - the science of sailing, knots, ropes and running rigging
Preparing to sail - essential gear, rules of the road, getting onboard
First sail - navigation, balance, sail and trim
Safety at sea - file a plan, man overboard and radar reflectors
Packed with hundreds of illustrations and photographs, this is the way to learn, develop and refresh your sailing skills
NZ$59.90 + delivery.
KNOX-JOHNSTON ON SAILING.
By Robin Knox-Johnston. Published 2010. Hardback, 0.49kg, 160mm x 235mm, 211 Pages.
This book is a selection of his most provoking, insightful and perceptive writing from the pages of Yachting World magazine. Robin has been a columnist for this leading racing and cruising magazine for more than two decades. His writing ranges from the latest developments in sailing to reflections on his long and accomplished sailing career.
Robin's views are forthright, compelling and based on a breathtaking wealth of experience. The spotlight of his steely gaze falls upon the great ocean races and the brave men and women who compete in them. He considers the lessons of seamanship he learned over hundreds of thousands of miles at sea, and he looks ahead, considering the future of sailing for racing and cruising yachtsmen.
Knox-Johnston on Sailing will entertain and inform in equal measure. A comprehensive index makes this a useful work of reference as well as wonderful title to dip in and out of.
NZ$53.90 + delivery.
RYA YACHT SAILING TECHNIQUES.
By Jeremy Evans. Paperback, 0.7kg, 170m x 245mm, 222 pages, colour photographs and illustrations. Published in 2011.
Thousands of hours are required to build up experience afloat and there will always be more things to learn. In the meantime, this book will help start the ball rolling, building expertise by providing a basic overview of yacht sailing techniques which should be enhanced by the RYA’s Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses.
RYA Yacht Sailing Techniques is the perfect companion for any skipper or crew looking for the basic skills to enjoy cruising in good conditions.
The layout and equipment on a small to medium sized yacht
The essential safety information that all need to know before getting underway
Manoeuvring in a marina
Handling under sail
Anchoring and mooring
Man overboard rescue strategy
This will provide you with enough information to enjoy relaxed yacht cruising in favourable conditions with a family, particularly for flotilla or bareboat holidays. That means fair weather, light to moderate winds, little or no tide, a quiet sailing area, easily assessed navigational hazards, well protected anchorages with good holding and uncrowded marinas.
Specific recommendations are made throughout the book to RYA courses and books for those who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise to higher levels.
NZ$50.00 + delivery.
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