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  • Super Yacht Secrets
  • 101 Tips for Stress-Free Sailing
  • Seamanship 2.0
  • Australian Boating Manual
  • Skipper Tips for Everyday
  • Reeds Skipper's Handbook
  • Yachting Monthly 200 Skipper's Tips
  • Knox-Johnston on Seamanship & Seafaring
  • The Skipper's Pocketbook
  • Living through the Gale.
  • Heavy Weather Sailing.
  • Captain's Quick Guide. Heavy Weather Sailing.
  • Storm Tactics Handbook
  • Seamanship Secrets

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    SUPER YACHT SECRETS,
    By Lord Luke Hammond. Published 2023. Softback, 0.16kg, 150mm x 250mm, 91 pages.

    Your Guide To Working On A Superyacht.

    Lord Luke Hammond is a Serial traveler with a yachting problem, Luke has been yachting since 2004, Captaining since 2013 and at the time of print runs the very well-known Feedship Yacht Bella.

    If your interest is in working on Super Yachts as a career, this book’s aim is to give Luke’s no B/S idea of what you will need to get started on your journey.

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    101 TIPS FOR STRESS-FREE SAILING,
    By Duncan Wells. Published 2021. Softback, 0.25kg, 150mm x 210mm, 127 pages, Colour Photos

    Here are the answers to all your boating questions and dilemmas. This book is packed with 101 essential punchy sailing tips for sailors to read before and during sailing for a stress-free, enjoyable time at sea, from expert sailing instructor, Duncan Wells.
    In this accessible, easy-to-absorb handbook, Duncan will share his tried-and-tested techniques and advice on sail setting, mooring, anchoring, navigation, sailing in heavy weather and more.

    Step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions will guide you through each tip, and this book is perfect to dip in for help with a particular sailing problem.

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    SEAMANSHIP 2.0,
    By Mike Westin et al. Published 2021. Softback, 0.39kg, 155mm x 235mm, 160 pages, Line Drawings and Illustrations.

    The knowledge to sort yourself out when encountering problems at sea is largely forgotten. How to find your way when the GPS plotter has a blackout, how to get yourself off when grounded, how to save the life of someone in your crew when the ambulance or SAR helicopter is hours away… Too many rely on technology to navigate and run their boats, and this illustrated handbook will be a literal backup when the tech fails, filled with core knowledge – seamanship – that all skippers should know anyway, whether they're in the middle of an emergency or not.

    Packed with vital information, with handy fact boxes to highlight especially important information.

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    AUSTRALIAN BOATING MANUAL,
    By Capt. Dick Gandy. 6th Edition Published 2023, Hardback, 2.29kg, 210mm x 278mm, 1000 pages, Line Drawings and Illustrations. Black & White Images
    The most Comprehensive reference manual published in Australia.
    This hardcover 1000-page publication, which also contains over 2500 questions and answers, is an indispensable textbook and reference manual.

    Includes:

  • Buying and insuring a boat.
  • On-board training.
  • Work health and safety at sea.
  • Boating licence.
  • Boating regulations and safety.
  • Marine radio and electronic navigation.
  • Navigation and chartwork.
  • Engine operation - inboard and outboard.
  • Yachtmaser & Coastal Skipper Certificates
  • Domestic Commercial Vessels Qualifications (General Purpose Hand, Coxswain, Master & Engineer)

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    SKIPPER TIPS FOR EVERYDAY,
    By Fridtjof Gunkel. Published 2020. Paperback, 0.32kg, 130mm x 200mm, 204 pages, Line Drawings and Illustrations.
    365 tips, tricks, hints and cheats relating to all areas of practical seamanship--a daily ready-reckoner to improve skills in boat handling, navigation, living aboard and repairs.

    Experienced sailors share the wisdom of their experience, revealing invaluable suggestions you won't get taught on many sailing courses.
    Their tips cover the entire breadth of topics relating to practical seamanship, with smart advice, time-saving cheats and ingenious solutions to common problems involving boat handling (from rigging and sails to anchoring and mooring), navigation, and living aboard (including cooking and water supply), along with thrifty hints for simple maintenance and repairs (plus winterizing), and customizing the boat.

    Ideal for brushing up on a single topic or dipping into when needed, this book is particularly useful to new sailors and Day Skipper students.

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    REEDS OCEAN HANDBOOK, ,
    By Bill Johnson. Paperback, 0.16kg, 100mm x 160mm, 176 pages, colour photographs and illustration. Published 2015
    The ideal primer, aide-memoire or revision aid for anyone contemplating an offshore passage or ocean crossing, as well as those studying for the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster qualification.

    Reeds Ocean Handbook follows on from Reeds Skipper's Handbook for skippers or crew planning to venture further afield. Complimenting the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster course, this handy pocketbook provides an aide-memoire for all the essential navigation, weather and route planning theory as well as practical guidance and advice on long-distance radio communications, ocean passage-making and risk/emergency preparations.

    Colour coded sections, for user-friendly accessibility, cover: - World climate and route planning (including world wind systems, ocean currents, tropical revolving storms) - Navigation (charts, great circle vs Mercator routes, time zones, satellite navigation systems, advice on on-passage navigation routines) - Astro navigation (basic theory refresher, practical astro navigation, plus using and adjusting the sextant) - Passage making (route planning, preparing the yacht, power needs, supplies of water, food, gas and diesel, watch-keeping routines, crew care) - Communications (features and advantages of VHF, MF, SSB and satellite phones, weather fax, email and access to the internet) - Risks and emergencies (preparing for them, equipment checklist, grab bags, emergency scenario procedures)

    Internationally relevant and with colour diagrams throughout, this handy pocket-sized handbook is an ideal revision aid on shore and the perfect quick reference guide on the boat.

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    REEDS SKIPPER'S HANDBOOK, 7TH EDITION.,
    By Malcolm Pearson. Paperback, 0.23kg, 100mm x 160mm, 204 pages, colour photographs and illustration. Published 2020
    This 7th edition has been thoroughly revised, with updated text and illustrations throughout.
    Bursting with useful information, all packed into a handy pocket size, this is an aide-memoire of everything a boater needs to know when going to sea.
  • Concise
  • Quick and easy Reference Guide
  • Answers all the navigational questions likely to arise during a coastal passage
  • Ideal for RYA courses
  • The original and the best!

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    YACHTING MONTHLY 200 SKIPPER'S TIPS.
    By Tom Cunliffe. Paperback, 0.15kg, 100mm x 210mm, 104 pages, colour photos. Published 2011.
    Dip into any of the 200 tips in this handy book to make yourself a better yachtsman.
    Discover practical skills that you won't find anywhere else. Each tip is illustrated and there's something for everyone from complete beginner to ocean navigator. It's a treasure trove of nautical know-how, including:
  • Seamanship
  • Navigation
  • Safety
  • Boat Handling
  • Ropes and knots
  • Life on board These are the very best of the Skipper's Tips from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine. Each tip is a pearl of wisdom from Britain's foremost yachting writer, Tom Cunliffe.

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    KNOX-JOHNSTON ON SEAMANSHIP & SEAFARING.
    By Robin Knox-Johnston. Published 2018. Hardback, 0.49kg, 160mm x 235mm, 220 Pages.
    Lessons & experiences from the 50 years since the start of his record breaking voyage.

    On 14th June 1968 Robin Knox-Johnston set sail from Falmouth to take part in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race – the first, non-stop, single-handed sailing race around the world. He was an unknown 29-year old Merchant Navy Officer. Ten and a half months later he sailed back into Falmouth, the only finisher in the race and the first man to complete a non-stop solo circumnavigation.

    Since then he has had an illustrious sailing career, with 3 further circumnavigations, including the fastest circumnavigation and last racing solo round the world in 2007, aged 68. Few people have sailed as many miles as Robin.

    Benefit from Robin’s wealth of experience as he shares his thoughts on seamanship and seafaring in this new book, selected from his most provoking, insightful and perceptive writing from the pages of Yachting World magazine.
    The first half of the book concentrates on seamanship and looks at the skills and gear required. The second half allows Robin to reminisce on memorable boats, races and places he has experienced in his last 50 years of seafaring.

    The book starts with an original piece by Robin reflecting on the last 50 years

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    THE SKIPPER'S POCKETBOOK.
    By Basil Mosenthal. Paperback, 100mm x 210mm, 100 pages, full colour drawings.
    This book is a pocket database. It contains everything the busy skipper finds hard to remember.
  • Navigation
  • Rule of the Road
  • Lights and shapes
  • Engine troubleshooting
  • Seamanship
  • Safety
  • Weather
    There should be a copy on every chart table.

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    LIVING THROUGH THE GALE. Being Prepared for Heavy Weather
    By Tom Cunliffe. Paperback, 0.37kgs, 172mm x 240mm, 144 pages, full colour photographas and illustrations. Published 2023
    Heavy Weather is a lurking spectre that most of us hope and plan to avoid, but not even internet forecasting can make it go away.

    Anyone intent on crossing an ocean must be ready to deal with it if it comes, as well it may. Even well-informed inshore and continental-shelf sailors will inevitably be caught out sooner or later.

    The object of this slim, quickly absorbed volume is to give everyone, whatever their passage making aspirations, a sound brief so that whether they find themselves at the wrong end of a force-six blow along the coast, or confronting serious waves far out at sea, they are fully aware of their options for taking it in their stride.

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    HEAVY WEATHER SAILING

    By Martin Thomas & Peter Bruce. Hardback. 1.10 kg. 320 Pages. 180mm x 255mm. 8th Edition. Published 2022
    For over 50 years Heavy Weather Sailing has been regarded as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea aboard sailing and motor vessels.

    In this book, former Commodore of the Ocean Cruising Club Martin Thomas brings together a wealth of expert advice from many of the great sailors of the present, including fresh accounts of yachts overtaken by extreme weather.

    The expert advice section has been updated in line with current thinking, with major new additions tackling preventing or coping with lightning strikes, navigating in heavy weather with both paper and electronic charts, the choice and use of tenders in severe weather, and special problems faced by the new generation of foiled cruising boats.

    The book also covers the unique challenges presented by weather in high latitudes

    This is the definitive book for crews of any size contemplating voyages out of sight of land anywhere in the world, whether racing or cruising.

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    CAPTAIN'S QUICK GUIDE. HEAVY WEATHER SAILING,
    By John Rousmaniere. Waterproof fold-out Laminated sheet. 430mm x 470mm
    Sixteen panels of concise information folded into the size of a business envelope. Covers clouds and winds, understanding fronts and storms, making your own forecasts, and interpreting official forecasts.

  • Preparation
  • Sail
  • Storm tactics
  • Crew
  • Strategy

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    STORM TACTICS HANDBOOK. THIRD EDITION.
    By Lin and Larry Pardey, Pbk, 154mm x 228mm, 256 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged through Scotland's Outer Hebrides, to the Norwegian Fjords, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina, around Cape Horn against the prevailing winds, and then on a circuit of the North Pacific. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40 percent, including nine completely new chapters. New material includes:
  • Lessons from Cape Horn
  • An interview with the late Sir Peter Blake, discussing storm survival and heaving to
  • Heaving-to with a Galerider on 55-foot Morgan's Cloud
  • Adding rudder protection stops
    Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, deploying para-anchors, avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms, and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.

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    SEAMANSHIP SECRETS.
    By John Jamieson. Papercover, 137 x 216mm, 326 pages, monochrome drawings and illustrations.
    In the night, wind, rain, fog, big seas, strong currents, or congested waters, when there's no time for textbook seamanship solutions, what you need are shortcuts and techniques that work quickly and reliably every time.
    Distilled from the vast accumulated lore of seamanship and navigation, here are the absolute essentials - 185 techniques that work without fail in the pilothouse or the exposed cockpit or flying bridge of a shorthanded sail- or powerboat. John Jamieson shows you how to:
  • Set up a clipboard chart table for cockpit use
  • Avoid hazards with danger bearings or a GPS grid highway
  • Estimate current speeds with the 50-90-100 rule
  • track other boats in poor visibility using radar plots and bearing drift
  • Sail home without a rudder or get your twin-screw boat home on one working engine
  • Dock or anchor under any conditions
  • And much, much more
    Even in this age of electronic navigation you need to know how to eyeball your boat through any situation. Each of the techniques in this cut-to-the-chase book has shown itself to be absolutely repeatable. It will work this time, the next time, and the time after that, in conditions fair or foul.

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