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  • RYA Go Sailing Activity Book
  • RYA Go Sailing
  • RYA Better Sailing DVD
  • RYA Start Sailing DVD
  • RYA Start Sailing
  • RYA Dinghy Techniques
  • Sailing For Kids
  • Sailing Games
  • Start Sailing
  • Learning to Sail
  • Eagle Seamanship - A Manual for Square-Rigger Sailing
  • A Square Rig Handbook
  • Sailing for Dummies
  • The International Marine Book of Sailing
  • The Complete Sailor
  • The Sailing Bible
  • New Crew's Companion
  • Young Sailor
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    RYA GO SAILING ACTIVITY BOOK FOR YOUNG SAILORS.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.25kg, 210mm x 295mm, 35 pages, published 2006.
    Beautifully illustrated and packed with fun games, quizzes and exercises, Go Sailing Activity Book will provide endless enjoyment and learning opportunities for all budding sailors.

    NZ$25.00 + Delivery

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    RYA GO SAILING.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.44kg, 210mm x 295mm, 83 pages, published 2013.
    Have you ever sat by the water, watched people sailing and wished you were out there too? If so, then this is the book for you!. This handbook offers heaps of practical advice in bite sized chunks that are easy to read, and easy to understand. Packed full of essential facts, good humour and wonderful illustrations, the chapter headings are fun and follow on seamlessly, so you know you won't miss any important bits!

  • Chapter 1: "Where do I start?"
  • Chapter 2: "How do I learn the Ropes?"
  • Chapter 3: "How does it all work?"
  • Chapter 4: "How do I slow down and stop?"
  • Chapter 5: "How do I choose a Boat?"
  • Chapter 6: "How do I stay safe?"
  • Chapter 7: "What else do I need to know?"
  • Chapter 8: ""What next?"

    With concise explanations and vibrant illustrations, 'Go Sailing' really brings the theory of sailing to light in a way that kids will love

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery

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    RYA BETTER SAILING DVD.
    By RYA. DVD running time 40 minutes, 0.09kg.
    Ideal if you want to sail better and faster, fly spinnakers or have a go at racing, this is the DVD for you.
    With commentary by Olympic Gold Medalist Shirley Robertson and instruction fromm top coach Rob Andrews, Better Sailing - Spinnakers, Racing and Performance Sailing follows two inexperienced sailors in a Laser 2000 into the fast and exhilarating world of performance dinghies.
    Whether you are taking a RYA course or not, this DVD is an invaluable learning aid for anyone getting into advanced sailing.

    NZ$30.00 + Delivery

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    RYA START SAILING DVD.
    By RYA. DVD running time 45 minutes, 0.08kg.
    If you have ever thought about taking up dinghy sailing, this is the DVD for you.
    Hosted by Olympic Medalist, Shirley Robertson, Start Sailing follows 6 students through levels 1 and 2 of the RYA National Sailing Scheme at an RYA Training Centre in South West England.
    Using tried and tested techniques, Start Sailing guides you step-by-step through the basics of dinghy sailing, giving you the confidence to have a go yourself.
    Whether taking an RYA course or not, this DVD is an invaluable learning tool.

    NZ$32.50 + Delivery

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    RYA START SAILING .
    By RYA. Paperback, 148mm x 210mm, 78 pages, Third edition. April 2016. Full colour illustrations.
    RYA Start Sailing. Revised and updated edition.

    The book you must have if you want to learn to sail.

    The book is packed full of illustrations and photographs with 19 chapters covering all facets for the beginner/ novice sailor.

  • Clothing & Personal Equiptment
  • Parts of the Boat
  • Types of Boat
  • Rigging Your Boat
  • Going Afloat
  • Basic Skills
  • Tacking
  • Gybing
  • Knots and Ropework and much much more.

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    RYA DINGHY TECHNIQUES.
    By Jeremy Evans. Paperback, 170mm x 245mm, 131 pages, full colour illustrations.
    Featuring seven experts sailing six popular modern single-handed and twin-crewed dinghies this is for sailors who want to develop their knowledge, understanding, and sailing expertise.
    From the novice wanting to get to grips with the basics to the hotshot who wants to be at the head of the fleet, this book gives the latest and most innovative sailing techniques and racing strategies.
    It is filled with all the top tips, secrets and advice every dinghy sailor craves, so join the experts on the water and learn:
  • Preparing your Boat, Self and Crew
  • Reading the Wind
  • Sheeting, Tweaking & Trimming
  • Points of Sailing and Maximum Speed
  • Spinnaker Sailing
  • Helm Crew Communications
  • Turning Negatives into Positives
  • Understanding the Inner Game
    This book covers a variety of dinghies to reflect typical modern designs, which provide user-friendly sailing, great performance and good value for recreational, high performance and regatta sailors..

    Was NZ$50.00 + Delivery
    Now NZ$25.00 + Delivery

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    SAILING FOR KIDS
    By Tim Davison & Steve Kibble. Softback. Published 2015. 170mm x 240mm, 46 pages, full colour illustrations. 0.14 kg
    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 photos and diagrams, this straightforward and easy-to-understand guide is the perfect introduction to the sport.

    It is based on the Optimist dinghy, which is the most popular children’s sailing dinghy worldwide, and is endorsed by the UK Optimist Class Association.

    Topics covered include:

  • what to wear
  • setting up the boat
  • sailing and safety.

    For those who want to go further, there are also tips on sailing faster and preparing to race.

    NZ$25.00 + Delivery

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    SAILING GAMES.
    By Yachting New Zealand. Spiral binding and waterproof pages, 150mm x 210mm, 48 pages, full colour illustrations.
    Whether training to win or just sailing with friends, games are a great way to add variety to your sessions. As coaches and sailors we tire of constant and repetitive drills. It can be easy to lose sight of the importance of keeping things FUN! Games enhance skills and techniques while keeping sessions fun and often sailors will learn and develop skills without even realising it.

    Coaches are now recognising that well designed games are just as effective as drills and can be the essence of a training programme rather than just a reward at the end of a training programme. These game can be played in all types of boats from dinghies to windsurfers, catamarans to keelboats, and many of the games can be played with as few as two boats.

    If you have just started sailing or you're a national champion, this book is for you. If you are a coach running training sessions, this book is for you. If you are a parent looking to have fun with your kids out on the water, this book is for you.

    NZ$30.00 + Delivery

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    START SAILING
    By Andy Smith & Tim Davison. Pbk, 169mm x 114mm, 64 pages. Many full colour illustrations.
    This book is your introduction to a new passion. It is clear and concise and will soon have you skimming over the water. It is based on the world-famous Royal Yachting Association Method. It covers levels 1 & 2 - roughly a five day course - teaching you to handle a dinghy on your own in sheltered waters.
    Learn about Rigging, Launching, Using the wind, The five essentials, Manoeuvres, Capsize drill, Landing, Knots, Safety and Seamanship. This is the perfect litle book for beginners with very clear illustrations and explanations.

    NZ$13.90 + Delivery

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    LEARNING TO SAIL - in dinghies or yachts, fourth Edition.
    By Basil Mosenthal. Pbk, 218 grams, 170mm x 240mm, 74 pages, full colour photographs, illustrations and plans, published 2011.
    Anyone can learn to sail. Whether you want to get out on the water in a dinghy or a yacht, this book will help you get started. Easy to read and with lively colour diagrams and photographs, this no-nonsense guide covers all the basics:
  • How to start sailing
  • Different kinds of boats
  • Parts of a boat
  • How a boat sails
  • Rigging and launching a dinghy
  • Getting going in a yacht
  • Hoisting sails
  • Ropes and knots
  • Weather and tides
  • What's on a chart
    Whatever age you are, and whether you are sailing with friends, on a course or a holiday, this book will be the perfect introduction.

    NZ$25.00 + Delivery

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    EAGLE SEAMANSHIP.
    By Lt. Edwin H. Daniels, Jr. Pbk, 113mm x 177mm, 216 pages. Black and white illustrations and plans.
    Written for cadets serving on the U.S. Coast Guard's famous training barque Eagle and used by Tall Ship sailors around the world, this handy, pocket-size manual tells seaman all they need to know to sail a square rigger. This new edition, the first to appear in ten years, is easier than ever to follow, and its simple step-by-step explanations of commands and procedures help the reader through every important sailing maneuver. The wealth of knowledge and experience this guide draws upon is without parallel.

    NZ$66.50 + Delivery

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    A SQUARE RIG HANDBOOOK Operations, safety, Training, Equipment, Second Edition
    By Frank Scott. Pbk, 210mm x 298mm (A4), 128 pages, monochrome photographs and line drawings.

    Written with the support of the Nautical Institute of the United Kingdom to provide a professional level of knowledge for those who wish to sit the examinations for square rig endorsements to normal command certificates. It will also be of great interest and value to those who simply wish to know about the development, design and operations of these vessels in modern times, both for general knowledge and also for use as deckhands.
    A Square Rig Handbookdescribes safety and manoeuvring processes with illustrated descriptions of best practice for shiphandling.
    Also described are emergency drills and “housekeeping processes” such as harbour-stowing sails and watchkeeping routines.
    There is a concluding section covering sailing ship stability.

    (Note: the companion Volume Square Rig Seamanship is no longer available.)

    A SQUARE RIG HANDBOOOK Operations, safety, Training, Equipment, Second Edition
    NZ$225.00 + delivery.

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    SAILING FOR DUMMIES.
    By JJ Isler, Peter Isler and Tony Hollins. Pbk, 190mm x 235mm, 468 pages, monochrome photos and illustrations.
    Want to sail into the sunset but don't know port from starboard? Don't worry! Sailing for Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition, covers the latest on boats, gear and racing. This hands-on guide helps you chart a course to sailing success, from getting familiar with nautical terms and seamanship basics to setting sail, navigating, docking and anchoring - even riding out a storm.
    Discover how to:
  • Get your feet wet at a sailing school
  • Launch a boat and manoeuvre under sail
  • Navigate, anchor and dock
  • Charter a boat or go racing
  • Choose and care for a boat

    NZ$46.00 + Delivery

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    THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE BOOK OF SAILING.
    By Robby Robinson. Hardcover, 210mm x 260mm, 520 pages, colour photos and illustrations.
    This is the first sailing book that follows a sailor's ideal learning curve. Rather than tell you all about sail trim or anchoring in a single chapter. Robby Robinson tells you what you need to know when you want to know it. From the absolute basics to the most advanced techniques The International Marine Book of Sailing is highly accessible - and informative - at every level.
  • More than 500 pages and 1,000 color photos and illustrations.
  • Covers everything from high-performance and Olymic-class sailing dinghies to coastal and offshore cruising sailboats. No matter your age or the kind of sailing you'd most like to do, this book will work for you.
  • The easy-flowing instructional text is augmented by sidebar features giving alternative approaches, definitions of terms, and boat-to-boat variations - a unique effective how-to combination.
  • Includes contributions from Nigel Calder (Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual), Beth Leonard (The Voyager's Handbook ), Robert Perry (Yacht Design According to Perry ), Bob Sweet (The Weekend Navigator), Charlie Wing (How Boat Things Work), and other top sailing writers.
  • Renders sailing and seamanship more transparent and accessible than ever before.
  • The ideal book for self-teaching.

    NZ$75.00 + Delivery

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    THE COMPLETE SAILOR.
    By David Seidman. Paperback, 0.4kg, 186mm x 230mm, 240 pages, monochrome illustrations. New edition 2011.
    Hundreds of clear, elegant illustrations combine with simple direct writing in The Complete Sailor, illuminating all aspects of the world of the sailor to teach you how to get underway fast - and without stress.
  • Read the winds
  • Trim sails like a pro
  • Rig your boat right
  • Dock without hassles
  • Predict the weather
  • Get out of trouble
  • Anchor to stay put
  • Win races and become a better sailor
  • Navigate with chart and GPS
  • Trailer your boat anywhere
    Since 1995, this book has guided almost 100,000 readers from their first sail to a mastery of wind and water. Now, this second edition improves and expands on a classic.

    NZ$32.00 + Delivery

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    THE SAILING BIBLE.
    By Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley and Barrie Smith. Hardback, 200mm x 252mm, 399 pages, full colour photos.
    Sailing is a sport that will appeal to anyone who wants to enjoy the natural power of wind and water - the marvellously simple sensation of being blown along by a breeze in your sails.
    The Sailing Bible shows you how to get into the sport, including how to sail a dinghy or a yacht. Dinghy sailors will be guided on the best dinghies to suit their ability as well as the best places to sail and basic sailing techniques. The more adventurous will learn how to use the trapeze and master spinnaker technique for high performance sailing. Cruiser sailors will learn specific skills such as how to handle a yacht under sail as well as power, and how to manage a crew. Picking up a mooring, berthing in a marina, using the anchor, knowing how to read the weather patterns and signs, and navigating using traditional methods and modern navigational equipment will all soon become second nature.
    Anyone who enjoys sailing will want to play a part in the boat's maintenance and upkeep. Find out how to maintain a yacht in tip-top condition as well as being safe at sea - planning ahead, reading signals on other vessels and acquiring a basic knowledge of first aid and emergency repairs.
    The practical information together with clear action photographs in this book make it an essential guide for anyone who wants to learn to sail, as well as for more experienced sailors whose aim is to improve their overall skills. It will become your constant onboard and armchair reference.

    NZ$60.00 + Delivery

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    NEW CREW'S COMPANION.
    By Basil Mosenthal. Spiral Bound, 80mm x 220mm, 24 pages, Colour line drawings.
    The essential guide for new yacht crews. Sailing is far more fun if you understand what's going on aboard and can give a hand. And if the weather turns nasty, or things go wrong, then the extra hand can be essential. This is not a text book, but a guide to the important points - what clothes to bring, what the things on deck are called, how to start helping with the sails and other deckwork. There is also an important section on safety. Finally you have to learn about living aboard - because boat living is not like living ashore....

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

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    YOUNG SAILOR.
    By Basil Mosenthal. 210mm x 290mm, 36 pages, Colour line drawings and Photographs. 0.27 kg Published 2002
    Aiming to familiarise seven to eleven year olds with yachts and family sailing, this is the ideal book to help the young sailor feel part of the family crew. It explains, with the help of clear and colourful illustrations, how a boat sails, and describes the different types of boats, flags, ropes, knots, weather and tides. Colour photographs will help inspire the young sailor, and with the help of a glossary and a sailing quiz, they will soon be able to understand, enjoy and participate in activities on board a yacht..

    NZ$10.00 + Delivery

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